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Roslyn
Hempstead Harbor
Village
Clock tower at Main Street and Old Northern Boulevard, one of Roslyn's best-known landmarks
Name origin: From the Scottish village of Roslin[1]
Country United States
State New York
Region Long Island
County Nassau
Municipality Town of North Hempstead
Center Ellen J. Ward Memorial Clock Tower
 - elevation 60 ft (18 m)
 - coordinates 40°47′59″N 73°39′00″W / 40.79972°N 73.65°W / 40.79972; -73.65
Highest point 300
Lowest point sea level
Area 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 2,570 (2000)
Density 4,082.2 /sq mi (1,576 /km2)
Settled 1643[2]
 - Incorporated 1932[2]
Government
 - elevation 60 ft (18 m)
 - coordinates 40°47′45″N 73°39′08″W / 40.79583°N 73.65222°W / 40.79583; -73.65222
Mayor John Durkin
Timezone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 11576
Area code 516
FIPS code 36-63770
GNIS feature ID 0962929
Roslyn within Nassau County
Location of Roslyn within New York
Location of New York in the United States
Wikimedia Commons: Roslyn, New York
Website: http://www.historicroslyn.org

Roslyn (pronounced /ˈrɑːzlɪn/ RAHZ-lin) is a village in Nassau County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the village population was 2,570. Roslyn was once called Hempstead Harbor, but its named changed to Roslyn on September 7, 1844 due to postal confusion regarding all the other "Hempsteads" in Long Island and their distance from each other.[3]

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

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Geography

Roslyn is located at 40°48′0″N 73°39′2″W / 40.8°N 73.65056°W / 40.8; -73.65056 (40.800100, -73.650573)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 1.56% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[5] 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/sq mi (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.

Politics

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

Greater Roslyn Area

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

Education

The school district in Roslyn, otherwise known as the Roslyn Union Free School District, is made up of five schools: Heights School, Harbor Hill School and the East Hills School, Roslyn Middle School, and Roslyn High School.

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.

The two elementary schools each service half of the Roslyn school district. Harbor Hill School is located on Glen Cove Road in Greenvale, New York, and provides education for students in grades one through five. East Hills School is on Locust Lane and has students in grades two through five.

Roslyn Middle School is on Locust Lane as well, and has students in grades six through eight.

Roslyn High School is located on Roslyn Road and Round Hill Road, and has students in grades nine through twelve. The high school offers three levels of courses: Regents, Honors, and Advanced Placement (AP). There are language courses in Spanish and French, various art classes, and music classes. Roslyn High School also has a program of research in the sciences and social sciences, and some students participate in research in the humanities as well.

The Roslyn school mascot is the bulldog.

Points of interest in Greater Roslyn

Notable current and former residents

See also

References

  1. ^ Moger, Roy. "About Roslyn". Nassau County Library. http://www.nassaulibrary.org/bryant/Localhist/About_Roslyn.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-02. "...the name Roslyn, said to have been proposed by Mr. Cairns because our valley reminded him of Roslin, Scotland, received the most votes and was subsequently approved by all"  
  2. ^ a b Sloam, Myrna (2006). "Timeline of Roslyn History". Nassau County Library. http://www.nassaulibrary.org/bryant/Localhist/Timeline.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  3. ^ About Roslyn
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  6. ^ Interview with Matthew Lippman
  7. ^ [1]

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