Introduction to Syosset, New York

Syosset, New York, in Nassau county, is 7 miles N of Levittown, New York and 25 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 18,544 people live in Syosset.

Syosset History

Syosset is a census designated hamlet located in the Town of Oyster Bay. Syosset derived its name from an Indian term meaning "place in the pines." The first railroad entered the area around 1854. This enabled many wealthy residents from New York City to build estates in the hamlet. Until World War II, Syosset was primarily a farming community.

Syosset and nearby Attractions

  • Syosset-Woodbury Community Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Syosset

During your stay in Syosset, you can spend your leisure hours at the Bethpage State Park, Eisenhower Park, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park or the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Nassau County Museum of Art, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum are also popular local spots. Golfers can enjoy the facilities offered by the Cantiague Park Golf Course.

Syosset Transportation

Air transportation is available from Republic Airport.

Syosset Higher Education

New Center College for Wholistic Health Education and Research lies within Syosset. SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale and Hofstra University are also nearby.


Total Population 18,872
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 9,059
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 64.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.3%
Median Earnings25+ $74,181
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,600
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,250


Median Family Income $157,610
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 18%


People Living Alone 14%
Median Gross Rent $1,758
Median House Value $608,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33%
US/American 1.5%
English 2.1%
Irish 12.2%

Syosset Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11791
Company Zip Codes 11773
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.826
Longitude -73.502

Syosset Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.8 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 12.2 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 19.2 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
East Norwich 2,677 $157,760
Jericho 13,445 $154,219
Laurel Hollow 1,720 $212,083
Muttontown 3,581 $248,657
Oyster Bay Cove 2,165 $211,250

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