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Kings Point, New York
|Incorporated Village of Kings Point|
Kings Point Village Hall on June 17, 2021.
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|County||Nassau County, New York|
|Named for||The King family|
|• Total||4.00 sq mi (10.37 km2)|
|• Land||3.36 sq mi (8.70 km2)|
|• Water||0.64 sq mi (1.67 km2)|
|Elevation||26 ft (8 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,575.47/sq mi (608.29/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0954670|
Kings Point is a village located on the Great Neck Peninsula in the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 5,005 at the 2010 census.
The Great Neck North Middle School is located on the border of Great Neck Village and Kings Point.
Kings Point is located at.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km2), of which 3.3 square miles (8.7 km2) is land and 0.6 square mile (1.7 km2) (16.08%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,076 people, 1,401 households, and 1,203 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,519.0 people per square mile (586.8/km2). There were 1,455 housing units at an average density of 435.4 per square mile (168.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.67% White, 0.87% African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.55% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 3.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.
There were 1,401 households, out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.7% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.1% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 24.1% under the age of 18, 17.8% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 122.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $116,957, and the median income for a family was $122,692. Males had a median income of $100,714 versus $50,595 for females. The per capita income for the village was $57,965. About 0.8% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in Great Neck, at six Gateway Drive in Great Neck Estates, which is probably Great Neck's greatest claim to fame. In the 1920s, he lived in Great Neck in a modest house, which was not dissimilar to that of Nick, the protagonist of his novel, The Great Gatsby. It is said
Kings Point is located entirely within the boundaries of the Great Neck Union Free School District. As such, all children who reside within the village and attend public schools go to Great Neck's schools.
Kings Point is located within the boundaries of the Great Neck Library District.
- Sol Atlas (1907–1973), real estate developer
- Sid Caesar (1922–2014), comic actor and writer, lived in Kings Point from the 1950s to the late 1970s in a home on the water
- Barrie Chase (born 1933), actress and dancer, born in Kings Point
- Walter Chrysler (1875–1940), automobile pioneer, died in Kings Point
- George M. Cohan (1878–1942), entertainer, playwright, composer, actor, lyricist, singer, dancer and producer, lived in Kings Point 1914-1920
- Arthur G. Cohen, (1930-2014), American businessman and real estate developer.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), as noted below.
- Vitas Gerulaitis (1954–1994), professional tennis player, former Kings Point resident
- W.R. Grace, as noted above.
- Emily Hughes (born 1989), member of the U.S. figure skating team at the 2006 Winter Olympics
- Sarah Hughes (born 1985), gold medalist in figure skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics
- Andy Kaufman (1949–1984), comedian and actor
- Alan King (1927–2004), comedian and actor
- Morris S. Levy, film and television producer
- Fred Ohebshalom (born 1952), New York City real estate developer
- Bobby Rosengarden, (1924-2007), jazz drummer and bandleader, former Kings Point resident
- Tamir Sapir (1946/1947–2014), businessman and investor
- Fred Schwartz (1932-2016), furrier, philanthropist and Television Pitchman.
- Stanley Silverstein (1924–2016), entrepreneur who was co-founder of Nina Footwear
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