Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,591
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+3,127
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married56.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.1%
Median Earnings25+$60,511
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,030
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,917

Wealth

Median Family Income$138,472
% Above Poverty Level92.6%
% Below Poverty Level7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time40 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation19%

Housing

People Living Alone11.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,888
Median House Value$813,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.7%
Italian11.5%
Russian5.3%
German4%
Polish3.3%
Iranian3.2%
Irish3%
Greek2.8%
English2%
Israeli1.6%
Albanian1.1%
West Indian0.9%
Portuguese0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Romanian0.7%
Belgian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Arab0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Latvian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Roslyn Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyNassau County
Standard Zip Codes11577
Phone Area Codes5,16,718
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.78
Approximate Longitude-73.64

Roslyn Heights 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
Distance4.2 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
Distance12.3 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 JFK INTL AP
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albertson5,254$130,208
East Hills7,113$218,581
Greenvale1,705$134,803
North Hills5,639$168,205
Roslyn2,852$180,208
Roslyn Estates1,188$250

Roslyn Heights Public Schools

East Hills Elementary School
315 Locust Ln
ZIP: 11577
(516) 801-5301
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Roslyn Heights Elementary School
240 Willow St
ZIP: 11577
(516) 801-5501
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Roslyn High School
475 Round Hill Rd
ZIP: 11577
(516) 801-5101
High
Total Enrollment 1014
Roslyn Middle School
375 Locust Ln
ZIP: 11577
(516) 801-5201
Other
Total Enrollment 758
Willets Road School
455 I U Willets Rd
ZIP: 11577
(516) 333-8797
Middle
Total Enrollment 442
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