Kings Point, New York facts for kids
|Kings Point, New York|
|Village of Kings Point|
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
|• Total||4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)|
|• Land||3.3 sq mi (8.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)|
|Elevation||26 ft (8 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0954670|
The Village of Kings Point is in the Town of North Hempstead. It is on the Great Neck Peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island and is often erroneously grouped together with the other hamlets and villages referred to collectively as "Great Neck". This occurs likely because the village is served by Great Neck School District, with resident students attending Great Neck North High School and receives postal service from the US Post Office in Great Neck. Kings Point is however, an acceptable city for the 11024 ZIP Code.
Kings Point is the home of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and its maritime museum.
The founder of W. R. Grace and Company, and former New York City mayor, W.R. Grace, lived in Kings Point. It was during this time he accepted the Statue of Liberty from the people of France. A custom home built for Grace in 1880 features 11 fireplaces and a five-car garage on a nearly two acre property. It is located on Blue Sea Lane and known as "Grace Mansion".
The Great Neck North Middle School is located on the border of Great Neck Village and Kings Point.
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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.
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.
As of 2000 Kings Point was the most Iranian conurbation in the United States with 29.7% of its population reporting Iranian Jewish ancestry.
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
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