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Baxter Estates, New York
Incorporated Village of Baxter Estates
Baxter Estates Village Hall on August 10, 2021.
Baxter Estates Village Hall on August 10, 2021.
Nickname(s): 
VBE
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
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Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town North Hempstead
Incorporated 1931
Named for The Baxter family
Area
 • Total 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
39 ft (12 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 999
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,049
 • Density 5,763.74/sq mi (2,219.51/km2)
Demonym(s) Baxter Estatesian
Port Washingtonian
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11050
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-04803
GNIS feature ID 0943176

Baxter Estates is a village in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. It is considered part of the Greater Port Washington area, which is anchored by Port Washington. The population was 999 at the 2010 census.

The Incorporated Village of Baxter Estates is located on the Cow Neck Peninsula, within the Town of North Hempstead, and is recognized as a Tree City USA.

Geography

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U.S. Census Map

Baxter Estates is located at 40°50′2″N 73°41′43″W / 40.83389°N 73.69528°W / 40.83389; -73.69528 (40.833975, -73.695246).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

History

Baxter Estates owes much of its history to the homestead settlement of "Cow Neck" built in 1673 by John Betts and Robert Hutchings, which still stands on its original site at the corner of Central Drive and Shore Road, overlooking Manhasset Bay. In c. 1741 this property was purchased by Oliver Baxter, and maps of the time show that an entire wigwam village, belonging to the Matinecock Indians, may have been located on Baxter's land.

The Baxters, who were shipbuilders, whalers and sea captains, retained the property until the 19th century. Hessian troops were quartered in the Baxter House during the Revolutionary War, and in 1895 the first library of Port Washington met in the parlor of the Baxter house. The residence is now a designated historic building. The current owner, Sabrina Wu, was in the process of submitting plans to demolish the landmarked home when a massive blaze broke out heavily damaging the home on February 5, 2017. Many residents speculated that the timing of the fire was suspicious, as Wu was fighting for years to demolish the home. The cause of the fire was not determined.

The Village of Baxter Estates was incorporated in 1931.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 760
1950 862 13.4%
1960 932 8.1%
1970 1,026 10.1%
1980 911 −11.2%
1990 961 5.5%
2000 1,006 4.7%
2010 999 −0.7%
2019 (est.) 1,049 5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 999 people residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 81.08% White, 1.30% African American, 6.01% Asian, 3.50% from other races, and 7.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.82% of the population.

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Education

School district

The Village of Baxter Estates is located entirely within the boundaries of the Port Washington Union Free School District. As such, all children who reside within Baxter Estates and attend public schools go to Port Washington's schools.

Library district

Baxter Estates is located within the boundaries of the Port Washington Library District. Furthermore, the Port Washington Public Library is located within Baxter Estates.

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