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Plandome, New York
Incorporated Village of Plandome
Village Hall on May 26, 2021.
Village Hall on May 26, 2021.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Plandome, New York is located in Long Island
Plandome, New York
Plandome, New York
Location in Long Island
Plandome, New York is located in New York
Plandome, New York
Plandome, New York
Location in New York
Plandome, New York is located in the United States
Plandome, New York
Plandome, New York
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town North Hempstead
Incorporated 1911
Named for Latin phrase "Planus Domus," meaning plain, or level home
Area
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.30 km2)
 • Land 0.49 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
72 ft (22 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,349
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,466
 • Density 2,961.62/sq mi (1,144.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11030
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-58475
GNIS feature ID 0960668

Plandome is a village in the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. It is considered part of the Greater Manhasset area, which is anchored by Manhasset. The population was 1,349 at the 2010 census.

The Incorporated Village of Plandome was ranked fifth on Forbes' 10 most affluent U.S. communities list in 2009.

History

The Great Neck and Port Washington Railroad, a subsidiary of the Long Island Rail Road built what is today known as the Port Washington Branch through the community in 1898; Plandome became a flag stop until it received a station in 1909.

The Village of Plandome was incorporated in 1911. It, as well as surrounding villages Plandome Manor and Plandome Heights, derives its name from the Latin 'Planus Domus', meaning plain, or level home.

The Almeron and Olive Smith House at 50 South Drive is dated to 1907 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

The Plandome Fire Department is an all-volunteer fire department that was organized in 1913.

The Willets Famhouse circa 1810 is still extant on Willets Lane. It was built by brewer George Willets of the Willets family of Cow Neck. The house was recently restored and is not currently landmarked.

There are many historically significant houses belonging to former financiers and industrialists within the village.

Geography

Plandome-map
U.S. Census Map

Plandome is located at 40°48′27″N 73°42′00″W / 40.807612°N 73.699955°W / 40.807612; -73.699955.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it is land and 2.00% is water.

The village has a large "green" where many events are held. It is also the site of the village hall which at one point was used as a school building.

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Plandome Fire Department on parade

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 319
1930 769 141.1%
1940 897 16.6%
1950 1,102 22.9%
1960 1,379 25.1%
1970 1,593 15.5%
1980 1,503 −5.6%
1990 1,347 −10.4%
2000 1,272 −5.6%
2010 1,349 6.1%
2019 (est.) 1,466 8.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States census, there were 1,349 people residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 94.74% White, 0.82% African American, 0.07% Native American, 3.63% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population.

Census 2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,272 people, 409 households, and 361 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,584.9 people per square mile (1,002.3/km2). There were 422 housing units at an average density of 857.6 per square mile (332.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.75% White, 0.24% African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.14% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.

There were 409 households, out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.4% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.7% were non-families. 11.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 30.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 18.2% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $192,073, and the median income for a family was $200,000. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $52,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $95,102. About 2.8% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Plandome is a bedroom community of the City of New York. As such, a significant number of Roslyn Estates residents commute to/from New York for work.

The village itself is predominantly residential in character, with the heavy majority of lots within the village being zoned for single-family homes. There are no lots zoned for business or commercial uses and as such there are no business districts anywhere within the village.

Education

School district

The Village of Plandome is located entirely within the boundaries of the Manhasset Union Free School District. As such, all children who reside within Plandome and attend public schools go to Manhasset's schools.

Library district

Plandome is located entirely within the boundaries of the Manhasset Library District.

Infrastructure

Transportation

Road

Major roads in Plandome include Plandome Road and Stonytown Road.

Rail

Plandome LIRR Station, Plandome, Long Island, New York
The Plandome Long Island Rail Road station in June 2021.

The Plandome station on the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch is located within the village. Plandome residents are able to obtain village parking permits in order to park at the station's two village-owned lots.

Utilities

Natural gas

National Grid USA provides natural gas to homes and businesses that are hooked up to natural gas lines in Plandome.

Power

PSEG Long Island provides power to all homes and businesses within Plandome.

Street lighting

As of August 2021, Welsbach Electric is Plandome's street lighting contractor.

Sewage

Plandome is not connected to any sanitary sewer systems. As such, all areas within the village rely on cesspools and septic systems.

Trash collection

As of August 2021, trash collection services in Plandome are provided by Dejana Industries, under contract with the Village of Plandome.

Water

Plandome is served by the village-owned and operated Plandome Water District, which exclusively serves and provides the village with water.

Notable people

  • Bruce R. Bent, founder, The Reserve Fund, first money fund.
  • Otto Blackwell, Executive for American Telephone & Telegraph. Blackwell lived at 15 North Drive.
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1849–1924, famous English novelist, remembered for "The Secret Garden."
  • Vernon and Irene Castle (1887–1918, 1893–1969), famous and influential husband-and-wife dance team.
  • Melissa Errico, Broadway actress, songwriter, singer.
  • Norman "Boomer" Esiason, NFL quarterback and sports broadcaster.
  • John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006), economist, diplomat and author, and Catherine Galbraith (1913–2008), author.
  • Kenny Gardner (1913–2002), singer, Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians.
  • Robert MacCrate (1921–2016), attorney, Partner and Vice Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell, former President, ABA.
  • Samuel L. Mitchill (1764–1831), U.S. Senator, Member U.S. House of Representatives, physician, lawyer and educator.
  • Bill O'Reilly, television host, political commentator.
  • Bobby Riggs (1918–1995), tennis champion.
  • Erika Slezak, Daytime Emmy award-winning actress.
  • Jo Spier (1900–1978), Dutch artist and illustrator who emigrated tot the United States.
  • Genesta M. Strong (1885–1972), first woman from Nassau County to be elected to the New York State Legislature. Strong was elected in 1944.
  • Kenny Williams (1914–1984), television announcer, actor, radio actor.
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