Roslyn, New York

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Roslyn (pronounced /ˈrɒzlɪn/ ROZ-lin) is an affluent village in Nassau County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the village population was 2,570. Roslyn was once called Hempstead Harbor, but its named changed to Roslyn on September 7, 1844 due to postal confusion regarding all the other "Hempsteads" in Long Island and their distance from each other.[3]

The Village of Roslyn is at the eastern edge of the Town of North Hempstead.



Roslyn is located at 40°48′0″N 73°39′2″W / 40.8°N 73.65056°W / 40.8; -73.65056 (40.800100, -73.650573)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 1.56% is water.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,570 people, 1,060 households, and 603 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,082.2 people per square mile (1,575.1/km²). There were 1,124 housing units at an average density of 1,785.4/sq mi (688.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.81% White, 2.33% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.15% Asian, 2.02% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.34% of the population.

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