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Russell Gardens, New York
Incorporated Village of Russell Gardens
The Village Hall of Russell Gardens on May 21, 2021.
The Village Hall of Russell Gardens on May 21, 2021.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Russell Gardens, New York is located in New York
Russell Gardens, New York
Russell Gardens, New York
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town North Hempstead
Incorporated 1931
Named for Captain Frederick Russell
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
131 ft (40 m)
 • Total 945
 • Estimate 
 • Density 5,436.78/sq mi (2,103.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-64232
GNIS feature ID 0963113

Russell Gardens is a village 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 945 at the 2010 census.

The area was proposed to become part of neighboring Thomaston in that village's original incorporation plans – but residents objected and decided instead to incorporate Russell Gardens as a separate village that same year.


U.S. Census Map

Russell Gardens is located at 40°46′52″N 73°43′30″W / 40.78111°N 73.72500°W / 40.78111; -73.72500 (40.781063, -73.724996).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 556
1950 912 64.0%
1960 1,156 26.8%
1970 1,207 4.4%
1980 1,263 4.6%
1990 1,027 −18.7%
2000 1,074 4.6%
2010 945 −12.0%
2019 (est.) 946 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,074 people, 400 households, and 296 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,865.0 people per square mile (2,303.7/km2). There were 409 housing units at an average density of 2,233.5 per square mile (877.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 85.94% White, 0.56% African American, 0.09% Native American, 10.61% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.03% of the population.

There were 400 households, out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $108,427, and the median income for a family was $142,636. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $56,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $58,680. About 2.4% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.


School district

Russell Gardens 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.

Library district

Russell Gardens is located within the boundaries of the Great Neck Library District.




Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A) passes through the hamlet and forms part of its northern boundary. Other major roads include Great Neck Road and Middle Neck Road.


There are no train stations located within the village. The nearest Long Island Rail Road stations are Great Neck and Little Neck on the Port Washington Branch.


The n20G bus route travels along Northern Boulevard and Middle Neck Road through Russell Gardens. This bus line is operated by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE). Additionally, NICE's n20h, n21, n25, and n26 bus routes run through a small section of the northwestern portion of the village, along Middle Neck Road.


Natural gas

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


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


Russell Gardens is connected to sanitary sewers. These sewers are operated by the Belgrave Sewer District.


Russell Gardens is served by the Manhasset–Lakeville Water District.

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