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Greenvale, New York
The sign at the Greenvale-East Hills border on Northern Blvd.
The sign at the Greenvale-East Hills border on Northern Blvd.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Greenvale, New York is located in New York
Greenvale, New York
Greenvale, New York
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Towns North Hempstead
Oyster Bay
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
187 ft (57 m)
 • Total 1,094
 • Density 8,674.4/sq mi (3,349.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-30598
GNIS feature ID 0951769

Greenvale is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. It is considered part of the Greater Roslyn area, which is anchored by the Incorporated Village of Roslyn. The population was 1,904 at the 2010 census.


Located between Roslyn and Brookville, Greenvale is known as the Long Island Rail Road stop for the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and the New York Institute of Technology. The school is located to the east in Brookville, though using the Greenvale postal code. Until 1866 the community was originally known as "Cedar Swamp."

Greenvale is the site of the historic Roslyn East Gate Toll House, a toll house for the former North Hempstead Turnpike that has been on the National Register of Historic Places since August 16, 1977.


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Greenvale is located at 40°48′47″N 73°37′32″W / 40.81306°N 73.62556°W / 40.81306; -73.62556 (40.813187, -73.625618).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.

It is located in the Town Of North Hempstead.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,231 people, 362 households, and 254 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 8,674.4 per square mile (3,313.1/km2). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 1,446.4/sq mi (552.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 66.11% White, 12.73% African American, 0.36% Native American, 10.49% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 7.08% from other races, and 3.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.09% of the population.

There were 362 households, out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 10.0% under the age of 18, 55.4% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 11.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $59,500, and the median income for a family was $80,292. Males had a median income of $52,639 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,009. About 4.3% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty-five or over.


School districts

Greenvale is split between the Roslyn Union Free School District and North Shore Central School District. Students who reside in Greenvale and attend in public school will attend one of these two districts depending on where they live in the hamlet.

Most of the hamlet is within the Roslyn School District; the school district boundary between Roslyn and North Shore within the hamlet corresponds with the North Hempstead-Oyster Bay town line.

Library districts

Greenvale is served by Roslyn's library district and by the Gold Coast Library District. The boundaries of the library districts correspond with the school district boundaries; Roslyn's library district (the Bryant Library) serves the parts of Greenvale in the Roslyn Union Free School District and the Gold Coast Library District serves the parts of Greenvale in the North Shore Central School District.

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