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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,232
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+9,063
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married64.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher63.2%
Median Earnings25+$76,908
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,720
Median Earnings With High School Degree$53,274

Wealth

Median Family Income$168,594
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation17.2%

Housing

People Living Alone15.4%
Median Gross Rent$2,372
Median House Value$626,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.3%
Italian17.1%
Irish11%
Russian6.6%
Polish6.4%
Greek4%
English1.8%
US/American1.2%
Hungarian1.2%
Austrian1.1%
Arab1%
Romanian0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Iranian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Egyptian0.5%
Czech0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Syrian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Maltese0.2%
German0.1%
Australian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Syosset Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11791
Company Zip Codes11773
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.81
Approximate Longitude-73.5

Syosset 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
Distance8.8 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
Distance12.2 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
Distance19.2 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
East Norwich2,865$162,461
Jericho13,730$162,995
Laurel Hollow1,929$250
Muttontown3,648$229,479
Oyster Bay Cove2,112$211,250
Woodbury11,571$127,933

Syosset Public Libraries

Syosset Public Library
225 SOUTH OYSTER BAY ROAD
Syosset, New York
(516) 921-7161

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Syosset Hospitals

Syosset Hospital
(Non-profit)
221 Jericho Tpke
(516) 496-6400

Syosset Public Schools

Berry Hill Elementary School
181 Cold Spring Rd
ZIP: 11791
(516) 364-5790
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
H B Thompson Middle School
98 Ann Dr
ZIP: 11791
(516) 364-5760
Middle
Total Enrollment 797
Ps 256
525 Convent Rd
ZIP: 11791
(516) 921-0450
Other
Total Enrollment 405
Robbins Lane Elementary School
157 Robbins Ln
ZIP: 11791
(516) 364-5804
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
South Grove Elementary School
60 Colony Ln
ZIP: 11791
(516) 364-5810
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
South Woods Middle School
99 Pell Ln
ZIP: 11791
(516) 364-5621
Middle
Total Enrollment 684
Syosset Senior High School
70 S Woods Rd
ZIP: 11791
(516) 364-5675
High
Total Enrollment 2159
Village Elementary School
90 Convent Rd
ZIP: 11791
(516) 364-5817
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
West Side School
1597 Laurel Hollow Rd
ZIP: 11791
(516) 692-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 243
Willits Elementary School
99 Nana Pl
ZIP: 11791
(516) 364-5829
Primary
Total Enrollment 325

Syosset Private Schools

Greentrees Country Day School
247 Jackson Ave
ZIP: 11791
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Our Lady Of Mercy Academy
815 Convent Rd
ZIP: 11791
Secondary
Total Enrollment 523
St Edward Confessor School
2 Teibrook Ave
ZIP: 11791
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
Variety Child Learning Center
47 Humphrey Dr
ZIP: 11791
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
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