Introduction to Roslyn Heights, New York

Roslyn Heights, New York, in Nassau county, is 5 miles N of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 17 miles E of New York, New York. The town has a population of approximately 6,295.

Roslyn Heights History

Roslyn Heights is a census-designated village, in Nassau County. Anchored by the Village of Roslyn, the town is located in the eastern part of the Town of North Hempstead. It is named after the Roslin Castle in Scotland.

Roslyn Heights and Nearby Attractions

  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Children's Museum of the Arts
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Things To Do In Roslyn Heights

Popular attractions near Roslyn Heights include the Central Park Zoo and the Bronx Zoo. Other places of interest nearby are the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The Castle Clinton National Monument, situated at the tip of Manhattan, is a prime attraction. The American Folk Art Museum and the Bronx Museum of the Arts are also not far from the town. A trip may be planned to the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Roslyn Heights Transportation

Air transportation is available at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Roslyn Heights Higher Education

Long Island University, Hofstra University and SUNY College at Old Westbury are located near Roslyn Heights.


Total Population 7,243
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,411
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 57.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.9%
Median Earnings25+ $53,356
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,804
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,141


Median Family Income $122,273
% Above Poverty Level 95.1%
% Below Poverty Level 4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 19.1%


People Living Alone 9.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,285
Median House Value $685,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.3%
US/American 0%
English 1.1%
Irish 4.7%

Roslyn Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11577
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.788
Longitude -73.647

Roslyn Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.2 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 12.3 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 12.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albertson 5,154 $120,060
East Hills 7,025 $193,102
Greenvale 765 $111,667
North Hills 5,122 $159,743
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