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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.
Bellerose, New York is located in Long Island
Bellerose, New York
Bellerose, New York
Location in Long Island
Bellerose, New York is located in New York
Bellerose, New York
Bellerose, New York
Location in New York
Bellerose, New York is located in the United States
Bellerose, New York
Bellerose, New York
Location in the United States
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 1,173
 • Density 9,000/sq mi (3,550/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 1,173 at the 2020 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.


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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%
2020 1,173 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Bellerose village, New York - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 964 896 80.80% 76.39%
Black or African American alone (NH) 35 36 2.93% 3.07%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 4 1 0.34% 0.09%
Asian alone (NH) 52 62 4.36% 5.29%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 1 0.00% 0.09%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 5 13 0.42% 1.11%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 20 43 1.68% 3.67%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 113 141 9.47% 10.32%
Total 1,193 1,173 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

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.
  • Nick Wall, (1906-1983),jockey

See also

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