Kings Point, New York

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Kings Point is a village in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the village population was 5,076.

The Village of Kings Point is in the Town of North Hempstead. It is on the Great Neck Peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island and is often grouped together with the other hamlets and villages referred to collectively as "Great Neck". It is part of the Great Neck School District, with resident students attending Great Neck North High School.

Kings Point is the home of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and its maritime museum.

The founder of W.R. Grace & Co and former New York City mayor W.R. Grace lived in Kings Point. It was during this time he accepted the Statue of Liberty from the people of France. A custom home built for Grace in 1880 features 11 fireplaces a five-car garage on a nearly two acre property. It is located on Blue Sea Lane and known as "Grace Mansion".

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Geography

Kings Point is located at 40°48′56″N 73°44′16″W / 40.815655°N 73.737725°W / 40.815655; -73.737725.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km2), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.7 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.7 km2) of it (16.08%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,076 people, 1,401 households, and 1,203 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,519.0 people per square mile (586.8/km2). There were 1,455 housing units at an average density of 435.4/sq mi (168.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.67% White, 0.87% African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.55% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 3.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.

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