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Roslyn (/ˈrɒzlɪn/ ROZ-lin) is a village in Nassau County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the 2010 Census, the village population was 2,770. Initially Roslyn was settled in the year 1633.[6] Roslyn was once called Hempstead Harbor, but its name changed to Roslyn on September 7, 1844 due to postal confusion regarding all the other "Hempsteads" scattered about Long Island.[7]

Roslyn,New York
Village of Roslyn
Clock tower at Main Street and Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn's best-known landmark
Clock tower at Main Street and Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn's best-known landmark
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Roslyn, New York is located in New York
Roslyn, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°48′0″N 73°39′02″W / 40.80000°N 73.65056°W / 40.80000; -73.65056Coordinates: 40°48′0″N 73°39′02″W / 40.80000°N 73.65056°W / 40.80000; -73.65056[1]
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
TownNorth Hempstead
 • MayorJohn Durkin
 • Total0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
 • Land0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation91 ft (300 m)
 • Total2,770
 • Estimate 
 • Density4,600/sq mi (1,800/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-63770
GNIS feature ID0962929
Village of Roslyn sign
Bryant Avenue
The Roslyn Viaduct connects to Manhasset to the west.

The Village of Roslyn is at the eastern edge of the Town of North Hempstead.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it is land and 1.56% is water.


Census Pop.
Est. 20162,856[5]3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 CensusEdit

As of the 2010 census [9] the population was 86% White (76% Non-Hispanic White), 2.2% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 8.85% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.2% of the population.

2000 CensusEdit

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 2,570 people, 1,060 households, and 603 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,082.2 people per square mile (1,575.1/km²). There were 1,124 housing units at an average density of 1,785.4 per square mile (688.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.81% White, 2.33% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.15% Asian, 2.02% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.34% of the population.

There were 1,060 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the village, the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $72,404, and the median income for a family was $101,622. Males had a median income of $65,156 versus $45,221 for females. The per capita income for the village was $47,166. About 1.3% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.


Politically, Roslyn leans strongly Democratic. In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama defeated Republican John McCain 59%-40%.

Greater Roslyn areaEdit

In addition to the Village of Roslyn, the following villages and unincorporated areas are considered part of the Greater Roslyn area:


The school district in the Roslyn Union Free School District is made up of five schools: Heights School, Harbor Hill School, East Hills School, Roslyn Middle School, and Roslyn High School.[10] Roslyn High School is ranked 42nd in the state and 342nd in the nation[11] The Roslyn mascot for their athletic teams is a Bulldog.

The Heights School serves as pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the entire district, and as first grade for half the students in the Roslyn area (students that will attend East Hills School for elementary school).

The two elementary schools each serve half of the Roslyn school district. Harbor Hill School provides education for students in grades one through five. The East Hills School serves students in grades two through five.

Roslyn Middle School has grades six through eight. Roslyn High School, built on land donated by the Mackay family, serves students in grades nine through twelve.

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b Sloam, Myrna (2006). "Timeline of Roslyn History". Nassau County Library. Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ NY, Village of Roslyn. "Village of Roslyn, NY - About Roslyn". Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  7. ^ About Roslyn Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder - Results".
  10. ^ Roslyn Public Schools
  11. ^ "Roslyn High School in ROSLYN HEIGHTS, NY | Best High Schools | US News". Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  12. ^ Colker, David (2015-09-21). "Deborah Asnis dies at 59; helped detect West Nile virus in U.S." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  13. ^ "Wall Street legend Bernard Madoff arrested over $50 billion Ponzi scheme". The Times. London. 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2010-05-22.

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