Laurel Hollow, New York

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Laurel Hollow is a village in the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 1,930 at the 2000 census.

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History

The settlement began around 1653 with purchase of land from the local natives. The village was incorporated in 1926 as "Lauralton," but the name was changed to "Laurel Hollow" in 1935 to avoid confusion with a location in Queens County, New York.

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, originating from 1893, is located in the village.

Landmarks

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which specializes in genetics research.

Laurel Hollow Beach on the West coast of Cold Spring Harbor's inner harbor.

Fish Hatchery and Learning Center.

Geography

Laurel Hollow is located at 40°51′25″N 73°28′37″W / 40.85694°N 73.47694°W / 40.85694; -73.47694 (40.856991, -73.477008)[2]. The village is situated in Nassau County and creates a portion of Nassau's eastern border with Suffolk County. Hilly terrain predominates the area, and the forests are mostly deciduous trees with a low canopy of laurel bushes that provide a low ever-green canopy. Route 25A passes through Laurel Hollow east-west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), of which, 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (5.18%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,930 people, 598 households, and 528 families residing in the village. The population density was 660.0 people per square mile (255.2/km²). There were 621 housing units at an average density of 212.4/sq mi (82.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.30% White, 0.88% African American, 6.84% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.97% of the population.

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