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Roslyn, New York
Incorporated Village of Roslyn
Main Street and Old Northern Boulevard in Downtown Roslyn, looking southeast. The famous Ellen Ward Clock Tower is at right.
Main Street and Old Northern Boulevard in Downtown Roslyn, looking southeast. The famous Ellen Ward Clock Tower is at right.
"The Village"
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Roslyn, New York is located in Long Island
Roslyn, New York
Roslyn, New York
Location in Long Island
Roslyn, New York is located in New York
Roslyn, New York
Roslyn, New York
Location in New York
Roslyn, New York is located in the United States
Roslyn, New York
Roslyn, New York
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town North Hempstead
Settled 1643
Incorporated January 11, 1932
Named for Roslin, Scotland
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.67 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
91 ft (30 m)
 • Total 2,770
 • Estimate 
 • Density 4,492.26/sq mi (1,735.48/km2)
Demonym(s) Roslynian
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-63770
GNIS feature ID 0962929

Roslyn ( ROZ-lin) 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 the Greater Roslyn area's anchor community. The population was 2,770 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it is land and 1.56% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 972
1950 1,612 65.8%
1960 2,681 66.3%
1970 2,607 −2.8%
1980 2,134 −18.1%
1990 1,965 −7.9%
2000 2,570 30.8%
2010 2,770 7.8%
2015 (est.) 2,795 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 Census

As of the 2010 census the population was 86% White 76% Non-Hispanic White, 2.2% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 8.85% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.2% of the population.

2000 Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,570 people, 1,060 households, and 603 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,082.2 people per square mile (1,575.1/km²). There were 1,124 housing units at an average density of 1,785.4 per square mile (688.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.81% White, 2.33% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.15% Asian, 2.02% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.34% of the population.

There were 1,060 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the village, the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $72,404, and the median income for a family was $101,622. Males had a median income of $65,156 versus $45,221 for females. The per capita income for the village was $47,166. About 1.3% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Greater Roslyn area

In addition to the Village of Roslyn, the following villages and unincorporated areas are considered part of the Greater Roslyn area:


School district

The Village of Roslyn is served entirely by the Roslyn Union Free School District. As such, all children who reside within the village and attend public schools go to Roslyn's schools.

Library district

The Bryant Library, Roslyn, Long Island, New York October 14, 2021
The Bryant Library in 2021.

The Village of Roslyn is located entirely within the service area of Roslyn's library district, which is served by the Bryant Library.




Roslyn Viaduct (4)
The William Cullen Bryant Viaduct (Roslyn Viaduct) connects with Flower Hill, Roslyn Estates, and Manhasset to the west.

The William Cullen Bryant Viaduct (carrying New York State Route 25A) passes through and serves as a bypass of Roslyn. Prior to the opening of the Bryant Viaduct, 25A traveled through the heart of the village's downtown (along Old Northern Boulevard) and was notorious for its traffic jams in the area.

Other major roads located either partially or wholly within the village include Bryant Avenue, East Broadway, Layton Street, Main Street, Mineola Avenue, Mott Avenue, Old Northern Boulevard, Railroad Avenue, Roslyn Road, Tower Place, Walbridge Lane, Warner Avenue, West Shore Road, and Wittes Lane.


Although no station is currently located within village limits, the Roslyn station used to be located on the Roslyn–Roslyn Heights border. It is now located completely within Roslyn Heights – just north of said border. This station, located on the Oyster Bay Branch, is the nearest station to the village.

Furthermore, the Oyster Bay Branch forms much of the village's eastern border.


As of October 2021, the Village of Roslyn is served by the n20H, n21, and n23 bus routes, which are all operated by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE). NICE's Port Washington Shuttle also offers limited services within the village.


Natural gas

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


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


Roslyn Water District Business Office
The Roslyn Water District's business office, located within the Village of Roslyn.

Roslyn is located within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Roslyn Water District, which provides the entirety of Roslyn with water.


The Village of Roslyn operates a sanitary sewer system. The sewage from the Village's sewer system is pumped to and is treated by the Nassau County Sewage District's treatment plants via the East Hills Interceptor line, which connects the village's system with Nassau County's.

Prior to having the sanitary waste treated by Nassau County's facilities, the village's sewer system expelled the sanitary sewage locally into Hempstead Harbor, contributing to water pollution problems.

Notable people

See also

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