Manhasset, New York

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Manhasset, New York

Introduction to Manhasset, New York

Manhasset, New York, in Nassau County, is 7 miles NW of Hempstead, New York and 15 miles E of New York, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 8,362 people lived in Manhasset.

Manhasset History

Manhasset was a farming community in the nineteenth century. It is located on an inlet of Long Island Sound, between the Cow Neck and Great Neck peninsulas. In the 1920s, a commercial district began to develop along Plandome Road. However, the commerce received a setback in the late twentieth century, as the Miracle Mile on the Northern Boulevard began to gain importance.

Manhasset and nearby Attractions

  • American Irish Historical Society
  • Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
  • Bergen Museum of Art & Science
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Apollo Theater
  • Bethpage State Park

Things To Do In Manhasset

Parks in and around Manhasset include Tallman Mountain State Park, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park, Belmont Lake State Park and Valley Stream State Park. There are several museums in the area as well, including the American Museum of the Moving Image, the Long Island Children's Museum, the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the American Family Immigration History Center and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The Deepdale Golf Club is the local golf course.

Manhasset Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Manhasset Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include CUNY Queensborough Community College, Adelphi University and SUNY College at Old Westbury.

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High Points

Manhasset strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Manhasset Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Manhasset Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Manhasset Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Manhasset Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Manhasset College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Manhasset Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Manhasset, New York

Comparing Manhasset to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Age of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Housing Recently Built 1 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Manhasset Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11030
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.797
Longitude -73.7

Manhasset Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
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Manhasset Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,362 100%
Male 3,899 46.6%
Female 4,463 53.4%
Under 18 2,026 24.2%
18+ 6,336 75.8%
65+ 1,592 19%
Median Age 40.8
Average Family Size 3.23
White 6,474 77.4%
African-American 1,010 12.1%
Asian 577 6.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.1%
Other 139 1.7%
Mixed Race 154 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 599 7.2%

Manhasset Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.6%
Italian 23.6%
Irish 15.4%
German 7.7%
Greek 3.9%
Polish 3.5%
English 2.9%
US/American 2.8%
Russian 2.1%
European 1.1%
African 0.9%
British West Indian 0.9%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
Egyptian 0.4%
Iranian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Barbadian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
Palestinian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Manhasset, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Strathmore (11030)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Manhasset 8,362 $104,601
Great Neck 9,538 $89,733
Kensington 1,209 $133,235
Plandome 1,272 $200,001
Russell Gardens 1,074 $142,636
Thomaston 2,607 $110,502
University Gardens 4,138 $90,511

Manhasset Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(516) 562-0100
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Manhasset

(As of 2005)
375 Plandome Road
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