Syosset, New York

Syosset /sˈɒsɪt/ is a hamlet and census-designated place (Syosset) in Nassau County, New York, United States, in the northeastern section of the Town of Oyster Bay, on the North Shore of Long Island. The population was 18,829 at the 2010 census.

Syosset, New York
Jackson Avenue in Syosset's downtown on August 29, 2021.
Jackson Avenue in Syosset's downtown on August 29, 2021.
Motto(s): 
"Together We Will Make a Difference"
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Syosset, New York is located in New York
Syosset, New York
Syosset, New York
Location within the state of New York.
Coordinates: 40°48′46″N 73°30′3″W / 40.81278°N 73.50083°W / 40.81278; -73.50083Coordinates: 40°48′46″N 73°30′3″W / 40.81278°N 73.50083°W / 40.81278; -73.50083
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownOyster Bay
Area
 • Total5.0 sq mi (12.9 km2)
 • Land5.0 sq mi (12.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
217 ft (66 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total18,829[1]
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
11773, 11791
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-72554
GNIS feature ID0970692
Websitewww.syossetchamber.com

Syosset is served by the Syosset LIRR station, the Syosset Post Office, the Syosset Central School District, the Syosset Public Library, the Syosset Fire Department, and the Jericho Water District.

Syosset is located approximately 32 miles (50 km) east of Midtown Manhattan, 14 miles (20 km) east of the eastern border with Queens, 23 miles (40 km) southeast of the Throgs Neck Bridge, and 168 miles (270 km) southeast of Albany, the state capital. It is also in close proximity to beaches, with Jones Beach only 19 miles (30 km) south of the town. It borders Oyster Bay and Laurel Hollow to the north, Woodbury to the east, Plainview and Hicksville to the south, and Jericho and Muttontown to the west, Syosset is accessible to New York City by the LIRR and the Long Island Expressway by car.

GeographyEdit

 
U.S. Census Map of Syosset.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Syosset has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), all land.[2]

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2020 U.S. Census,[3] there were 19,259 people, 6,170 households, and 5,307 families residing in Syosset. The population density was 3,785.8 per square mile (1,434.8/km2). There were 6,354 housing units at an average density of 1,274.5/sq mi (491.6/km2). The racial makeup of Syosset was 56.2% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 36.2% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. 5.0% are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Syosset, like many other towns on the North Shore of Long Island, has a large Jewish population, as well as a large number of residents of East Asian origin. 31.9% of the population spoke a language other than English at home, mostly Chinese or Korean.

There were 8,131 households, out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.33.

In Syosset, the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in Syosset was $158,145, and the median income for a family was $181,648. Males had a median income of $109,742 versus $77,038 for females. The per capita income for Syosset was $59,140. About 1.6% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over. The median home value is $749,628.[4]

Fire departmentEdit

Syosset is protected by the firefighters and EMTs of the Syosset Fire Department (SFD), which consists of five all-volunteer fire companies and one all-volunteer EMS company. The Syosset Fire Department currently operates out of three Fire Stations, located throughout the area, which encompasses Syosset, Woodbury, and parts of Muttontown, Oyster Bay Cove, Laurel Hollow, Cold Spring Harbor, East Norwich, Jericho, Hicksville, and Plainview. At 14.4 square miles, it is the largest coverage area in Nassau County. They operate a fire apparatus fleet of five Engines, two Trucks, one Rescue, three Ambulances, and several special, support, and reserve units.

Notable peopleEdit

The 11791 ZIP Code includes portions of the incorporated villages of Muttontown, Laurel Hollow, and Oyster Bay Cove, which results in a Syosset mailing address. Consequently, the news and media often erroneously report Syosset as the hometown of notable residents of said villages.

In popular cultureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/syossetcdpnewyork/PST045219
  4. ^ "Syosset, 11791 2021 Real Estate Market Appreciation & Housing Market Trends - NeighborhoodScout".
  5. ^ WNBA (July 11, 2017). "Seattle's Bird, Five Former MVPs Selected to Start Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017". WNBA. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  6. ^ Fox, Margalit (April 29, 2010). "Leslie Buck, Designer of Iconic Coffee Cup, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  7. ^ "(250774) Syosset". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  8. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved February 1, 2020.

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