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Bellerose, New York
Incorporated Village of Bellerose
Bellerose Village Fire House
Bellerose Village Fire House
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
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Coordinates: 40°43′24″N 73°42′59″W / 40.72333°N 73.71639°W / 40.72333; -73.71639Coordinates: 40°43′24″N 73°42′59″W / 40.72333°N 73.71639°W / 40.72333; -73.71639
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town Hempstead
Incorporated 1924
 • Total 0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
 • Land 0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
85 ft (26 m)
 • Total 1,193
 • Estimate 
 • Density 9,222.22/sq mi (3,571.27/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-05639
GNIS feature ID 0943608

Bellerose is an incorporated village in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 1,193 at the 2010 census.


The village was founded by Helen Marsh of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In 1907, planning to build a model community, Marsh purchased 77 acres (310,000 m2) of Floral Park gladiola fields. The first Bellerose home was completed, under Marsh's supervision, in 1910. Marsh persuaded the Long Island Rail Road to place a station in the new village, and she named the station Bellerose. Though it has been suggested that she named the station for the Rose farm, south of the railroad, and her daughter Belle, she said that she simply found the name "euphonious". A vote of the homeowners made the name official in 1917.

Bellerose Village has its own mayor and Board of trustees. Thomas Van Buskirk served as mayor for 12 years, from 1993 until 2004. During his tenure he was responsible for the installation of the village's playground, the purchase of a new fire truck and chief's car, the re-modeling of the village hall and many other projects.


U.S. Census Map

Bellerose is located at 40°43′24″N 73°42′59″W / 40.72333°N 73.71639°W / 40.72333; -73.71639 (40.723464, -73.716282).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1203 square miles (0.312 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,202
1940 1,317 9.6%
1950 1,134 −13.9%
1960 1,083 −4.5%
1970 1,136 4.9%
1980 1,187 4.5%
1990 1,101 −7.2%
2000 1,173 6.5%
2010 1,193 1.7%
2019 (est.) 1,162 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
Floral Park-Bellerose School

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,173 people, 378 households, and 333 families residing in the village. The population density was 12,207.3 people per square mile (4,529.0/km2). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 3,996.2 per square mile (1,482.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.79% White, 0.43% African American, 6.65% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.35% of the population.

There were 378 households, out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.9% were non-families. 9.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $100,263, and the median income for a family was $110,404. Males had a median income of $72,917 versus $50,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $36,446. None of the families and 0.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 1.3% of those over 64.

Notable people

  • Joanne Persico, volleyball coach
  • John P. Shanley (1915-1985), journalist, specializing in radio, television and drama, who spent much of his career with The New York Times.
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