Glen Head, New York

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Glen Head is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York. As of the United States 2000 Census, the population of Glen Head was 4,625.

The hamlet is a part of the North Shore School District, which has traditionally ranked among the best on Long Island. Glen Head was listed as one of the wealthiest zip codes on Long Island, according to Newsday's home value listings. Additionally, it was also listed as the second most expensive zip code of the Northeast region, according to the Luxist website,[1] and ranked 71 nationwide, according to Forbes.[2]. Glen recently ranked 43 out of 500 in Forbes national listing for the United States 500 wealthiest zip codes.


Glen Head is located at 40°50′26″N 73°37′08″W / 40.840682°N 73.618913°W / 40.840682; -73.618913.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), all land. Village has transportation connections via its bus line (N27) and its rail line Long Island Rail Road to New York City and two well used roads (Glen Cove Road and Glen Cove Avenue). Glen Head shares services such as police, fire and ambulette through the surrounding village of Old Brookville as well as from the City of Glen Cove.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,625 people, 1,681 households, and 1,314 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,870.7 per square mile (1,109.1/km2). There were 1,717 housing units at an average density of 1,065.7/sq mi (411.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.29% White, 0.50% African American, 0.04% Native American, 2.01% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.15% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.61% of the population.

There were 1,681 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.12.

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