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Roslyn Harbor, New York
Incorporated Village of Roslyn Harbor
Roslyn Harbor Village Hall and Courthouse on October 17, 2020.
Roslyn Harbor Village Hall and Courthouse on October 17, 2020.
Nickname(s): 
"Switzerland of Long Island"
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
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Coordinates: 40°49′5″N 73°38′2″W / 40.81806°N 73.63389°W / 40.81806; -73.63389Coordinates: 40°49′5″N 73°38′2″W / 40.81806°N 73.63389°W / 40.81806; -73.63389
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town North Hempstead
Oyster Bay
Incorporated October 17, 1931
Named for Its proximity to Roslyn and Hempstead Harbor
Area
 • Total 1.19 sq mi (3.09 km2)
 • Land 1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
108 ft (33 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,051
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,108
 • Density 931.09/sq mi (359.37/km2)
Demonym(s) Roslynian
Roslynite
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
11545, 11548, 11576
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-63803
GNIS feature ID 0962933

Roslyn Harbor is a village 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 1,051 at the 2010 census.

The Incorporated Village of Roslyn Harbor lies in both the Town of Oyster Bay and the Town of North Hempstead.

Geography

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U.S. Census Map

Roslyn Harbor is located at 40°49′5″N 73°38′2″W / 40.81806°N 73.63389°W / 40.81806; -73.63389 (40.818114, -73.633895).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 303
1950 402 32.7%
1960 925 130.1%
1970 1,125 21.6%
1980 1,129 0.4%
1990 1,114 −1.3%
2000 1,023 −8.2%
2010 1,051 2.7%
2019 (est.) 1,108 5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,051 people residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 83.63% White, 1.43% African American, 11.80% Asian, 1.14% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.33% of the population.

Census 2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,023 people, 356 households, and 301 families residing in the village. The population density was 858.9 people per square mile (331.9/km2). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 308.1 per square mile (119.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.59% White, 1.27% African American, 4.99% Asian, 1.08% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.32% of the population.

There were 356 households, out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.2% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.4% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 23.5% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $128,295, and the median income for a family was $150,000. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $41,071 for females. The per capita income for the village was $69,778. About 1.3% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education

School districts

Roslyn Harbor is served by both the Roslyn Union Free School District and the North Shore Central School District. Students who reside in Roslyn Harbor and attend public schools go to one of these districts depending on where they live in the village.

Library districts

Roslyn Harbor 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 part of Roslyn Harbor in the Roslyn Union Free School District and the Gold Coast Library District serves the part of Roslyn Harbor in the North Shore Central School District.

Infrastructure

Transportation

Road

Northern Boulevard (NY 25A) forms much of the village's southern border.

Other major roads within Roslyn Harbor include Bryant Avenue and Glen Cove Road.

Rail

Greenvale LIRR 2016
The Greenvale Long Island Rail Road station in 2016.

The Greenvale station on the Long Island Rail Road's Oyster Bay Branch, despite its name, is located primarily in Roslyn Harbor, adjacent to the Roslyn Harbor–Greenvale border.

Bus

Roslyn Harbor is served by the n20H, n21, and n27 bus routes, which are operated by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE).

Utilities

Natural gas

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

Power

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

Sewage

Roslyn Harbor is not connected to any sanitary sewers, and as such, the entire village relies on cesspools and septic systems.

Water

Roslyn Harbor is primarily located within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Roslyn Water District, which provides the entirety of Roslyn Estates with water. Smaller areas are located within the boundaries of (and are thus served by) the Glenwood and Jericho Water Districts.

Notable people

  • William Cullen Bryant – Poet and journalist. Bryant lived at Cedarmere.
  • Childs Frick – Paleontologist.
  • Brian Koppelman – Filmmaker, essayist, podcaster, TV series creator, former music business executive, and record producer.
  • Gabriela Mistral – Chilean poet and Nobel laureate.
  • Eugene H. Nickerson – Former democratic Nassau County Executive (1962–1970) and federal district court judge.
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