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Syosset, New York
Jackson Avenue in Syosset's downtown, 2021.
Jackson Avenue in Syosset's downtown, 2021.
"Together We Will Make a Difference"
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Syosset, New York is located in Long Island
Syosset, New York
Syosset, New York
Location in Long Island
Syosset, New York is located in New York
Syosset, New York
Syosset, New York
Location in New York
Syosset, New York is located in the United States
Syosset, New York
Syosset, New York
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town Oyster Bay
 • Total 5.0 sq mi (12.9 km2)
 • Land 5.0 sq mi (12.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
217 ft (66 m)
 • Total 18,829
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
11773, 11791
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-72554
GNIS feature ID 0970692

Syosset (also known as Little East Woods or Locust Grove) is a hamlet and census-designated place in the Town of Oyster Bay, in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 18,829 at the 2010 census.

Syosset is served by the Syosset LIRR station, the Syosset Post Office, the Syosset Central School District, the Syosset Public Library, the Syosset Fire Department, and the Jericho Water District.


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Syosset is located at 40°48′46″N 73°30′03″W / 40.812743°N 73.500949°W / 40.812743; -73.500949.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), all land.


As of the 2020 U.S. Census, there were 19,259 people, 6,170 households, and 5,307 families residing in Syosset. The population density was 3,785.8 per square mile (1,434.8/km2). There were 6,354 housing units at an average density of 1,274.5/sq mi (491.6/km2). The racial makeup of Syosset was 56.2% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 36.2% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. 5.0% are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Syosset, like many other towns on the North Shore of Long Island, has a large Jewish population, as well as a large number of residents of East Asian origin. 31.9% of the population spoke a language other than English at home, mostly Chinese or Korean.

There were 8,131 households, out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.33.

In Syosset, the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in Syosset was $158,145, and the median income for a family was $181,648. Males had a median income of $109,742 versus $77,038 for females. The per capita income for Syosset was $59,140. About 1.6% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over. The median home value is $749,628.

Notable people

The 11791 ZIP Code includes portions of the incorporated villages of Muttontown, Laurel Hollow, and Oyster Bay Cove, which results in a Syosset mailing address. Consequently, the news and media often erroneously report Syosset as the hometown of notable residents of said villages.

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  • Judd Apatow, American screenwriter, television producer and film producer
  • Ian "Aesop Rock" Bavitz, hip-hop musician
  • Jay Bienstock, Emmy Award–winning producer of Survivor and The Apprentice
  • Sue Bird, Israeli-American Women's National Basketball Association point guard, 4× WNBA champion, 5× Olympic champion, 12× All-Star (Seattle Storm)
  • Alan S. Blinder, economist, Professor of Economics & Public Affairs at Princeton University, Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 1994–1996, writer, author, and columnist
  • Leslie Buck, businessman, designer of the Anthora coffee cup
  • Elaine Chao, former US Secretary of Transportation
  • Ben Ehrenreich, novelist
  • William Everdell, historian
  • Alex Flinn, novelist
  • Bev Francis, IFBB professional Australian female bodybuilder, powerlifter, and national shot put champion
  • Sibel Galindez, actress
  • Jared Grasso, college basketball coach
  • Eric Haber, professional poker player and hedge-fund manager
  • Chris Heintz, former MLB player and current manager of Minnesota Twins minor league affiliate
  • Michael Isikoff, investigative journalist
  • Cliff Josephy, professional poker player
  • Ned Lamont, 89th governor of Connecticut
  • Michael Lohan, television personality and father of actress Lindsay Lohan
  • Jon Lovett, podcast host, screenwriter, former speechwriter for Barack Obama
  • Derick Martini, screenwriter, film director
  • Robert Maschio, actor (Dr. Todd "The Todd" Quinlan on Scrubs)
  • Idina Menzel, actress and singer
  • Grant Napear, broadcast journalist, Sacramento Kings (NBA) play-by-play announcer
  • Ed Newman, former NFL All-Pro offensive guard who played for the Miami Dolphins
  • Eric Nystrom, NHL player
  • Adam Pascal, actor
  • Natalie Portman, actress
  • Sal Romano, MLB pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds
  • Howie Rose, sportscaster for New York Mets, New York Islanders
  • Gabe Rotter, novelist, television writer and producer
  • Jim Rowinski, former NBA player; Big Ten MVP
  • Dave Rubin, comedian and television personality
  • Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo, sportscaster and sports journalist
  • Rob Scuderi, NHL player and Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Gail G. Shapiro, pediatric allergist
  • Maryann Ridini Spencer, award-winning screenwriter, author, producer and TV Host
  • Mikey Wax, musician
  • Meg Wolitzer, novelist
  • Jordan Young, television producer and writer
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