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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,675
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+8,068
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married35.8%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,836
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,734
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,222

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,902
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation16.5%

Housing

People Living Alone16.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,681
Median House Value$285,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)76.1%
West Indian11%
Jamaican4.5%
Haitian4.1%
African1.6%
Guyanese1%
Nigerian1%
Trinidad Tobago0.8%
Barbadian0.5%
Irish0.4%
Italian0.2%
English0.1%
British0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
South African0.1%
Russian0.1%
Polish0.1%
German0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Roosevelt Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11575
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.68
Approximate Longitude-73.58

Roosevelt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMINEOLA
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwin811$60,313
Freeport43,217$77,073
Merrick20,808$151,082
North Merrick12,337$126,349
South Hempstead3,140$132,250
Uniondale31,755$82,457

Roosevelt Public Libraries

Roosevelt Public Library
27 WEST FULTON AVENUE
Roosevelt, New York
(516) 378-0222

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Roosevelt Public Schools

Centennial Avenue Elementary School
140 W Centennial Ave
ZIP: 11575
(516) 345-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Roosevelt Children's Academy Charter School
105 Pleasant Ave
ZIP: 11575
(516) 867-6202
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Roosevelt High School
1 Wagner Ave
ZIP: 11575
(516) 345-7203
High
Total Enrollment 964
Roosevelt Middle School
335 E Clinton Ave
ZIP: 11575
(516) 345-7700
Middle
Total Enrollment 426
Ulysses Byas Elementary School
60 Underhill Ave
ZIP: 11575
(516) 345-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Washington Rose School
2 Rose Ave
ZIP: 11575
(516) 345-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 777

Roosevelt Private Schools

Community Academic Prep
45 Rose Ave
ZIP: 11575
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 36
Miss Shelleys Upward Prep School
66 Nassau Rd
ZIP: 11575
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
The Children's Learning Center
380 Washington Ave
ZIP: 11575
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 213
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