Introduction to Roosevelt, New York

Roosevelt, New York, in Nassau county, is 2 miles SE of Hempstead, New York and 20 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 15,854 people in Roosevelt.

Roosevelt History

Roosevelt is a census-designated hamlet located in the town of Hempstead, which was first settled in 1644. It was originally occupied by Native Americans. The community was named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. It is one of the very few communities that accepted black residents during the period of the building boom.

Roosevelt and nearby Attractions

  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Hofstra Museum
  • Belmont Park race track
  • Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

Things To Do In Roosevelt

While staying in Roosevelt, you can visit the Henry Street Park, Roosevelt Park, Jones Beach State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park and Cantiague Park. The Long Island Children's Museum, Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Queens County Farm Museum and the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island are ideal destinations for those who wish to learn more about the history of the area. You can also spend your leisure hours at the Bronx Zoo and the Adventureland Amusement Park.

Roosevelt Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Roosevelt Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and Adelphi University are nearby.


Total Population 16,554
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 9.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,721
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 35.3%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.8%
Median Earnings25+ $28,899
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,622
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,177


Median Family Income $64,693
% Above Poverty Level 82.3%
% Below Poverty Level 17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 16.2%


People Living Alone 15.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,497
Median House Value $292,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.8%
US/American 0%
English 0.7%
Irish 0.5%

Roosevelt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SE of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11575
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.678
Longitude -73.589

Roosevelt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4 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 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Freeport 43,168 $74,589
Merrick 21,293 $145,777
North Merrick 11,772 $121,055

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