Syosset, New York
"Together We Will Make a Difference"
|• Total||5.0 sq mi (12.9 km2)|
|• Land||5.0 sq mi (12.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||217 ft (66 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0970692|
Syosset // is a hamlet and census-designated place (Syosset) in Nassau County, New York, United States, in the northeastern section of the Town of Oyster Bay, on the North Shore of Long Island. Syosset is served by the Syosset railroad station, the Syosset Post Office, the Syosset Central School District, the Syosset Public Library, the Syosset Fire Department, and the Jericho Water District. The population was 18,829 at the 2010 census. Syosset is located approximately 32 miles (50 km) east of Midtown Manhattan, 14 miles (20 km) east of eastern border with Queens, 23 miles (40 km) southeast of the Throgs Neck Bridge, and 168 miles (270 km) southeast of Albany, the state capital. It is also in close proximity to beaches, with Jones Beach only 19 miles (30 km) south of the town. It borders Oyster Bay and Laurel Hollow to the north, Woodbury to the east, Plainview and Hicksville to the south, and Jericho and Muttontown to the west, Syosset is accessible to New York City by the LIRR and the Long Island Expressway by car.
Syosset is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, Syosset has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), all land.
As of the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 18,829 people, 8,131 households, and 5,307 families residing in Syosset. The population density was 3,719.7 per square mile (1,434.8/km2). There were 6,354 housing units at an average density of 1,274.5/sq mi (491.6/km2). The racial makeup of Syosset was 66.2% White, 0.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 26.5% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. 4.9% are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Syosset, like many other towns on the North Shore of Long Island, has a large Jewish population, as well as a large number of residents of East Asian origin, with a large percentage moving from Bayside or Flushing. 31.9% of the population spoke a language other than English at home, mostly Chinese or Korean.
There were 8,131 households, out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.33.
In Syosset, the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.
The median income for a household in Syosset was $158,145, and the median income for a family was $181,648. Males had a median income of $109,742 versus $77,038 for females. The per capita income for Syosset was $59,140. About 1.6% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over. The median home value is $749,628.
Syosset is protected by the firefighters and EMTs of the Syosset Fire Department (SFD), which consists of five all-volunteer fire companies and one all-volunteer EMS company. The Syosset Fire Department currently operates out of three Fire Stations, located throughout the area, which encompasses Syosset, Woodbury, and parts of Muttontown, Oyster Bay Cove, Laurel Hollow, Cold Spring Harbor, East Norwich, Jericho, Hicksville, and Plainview. At 14.4 square miles, it is the largest coverage area in Nassau County. They operate a fire apparatus fleet of five Engines, two Trucks, one Rescue, three Ambulances, and several special, support, and reserve units.
The 11791 ZIP Code includes portions of the incorporated villages of Muttontown, Laurel Hollow, and Oyster Bay Cove, which results in a Syosset mailing address. Consequently, the news and media often erroneously report Syosset as the hometown of notable residents of said villages.
- Judd Apatow, American screenwriter, television producer and film producer
- Ian "Aesop Rock" Bavitz, hip-hop musician
- Jay Bienstock, Emmy Award-winning producer of Survivor and The Apprentice
- Sue Bird, Israeli-American Women's National Basketball Association point guard, 4× Olympic champion, 10× All-Star (Seattle Storm)
- Alan S. Blinder, economist, Professor of Economics & Public Affairs at Princeton University, Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 1994–1996, writer, author, and columnist
- Leslie Buck, businessman, designer of the Anthora coffee cup
- Elaine Chao, former US Secretary of Transportation
- Ben Ehrenreich, novelist
- William Everdell, historian
- Alex Flinn, novelist
- Bev Francis, IFBB professional Australian female bodybuilder, powerlifter, and national shot put champion
- Sibel Galindez, actress
- Jared Grasso, college basketball coach
- Eric Haber, professional poker player and hedge-fund manager
- Chris Heintz, former MLB player and current manager of Minnesota Twins minor league affiliate
- Michael Isikoff, investigative journalist
- Cliff Josephy, professional poker player
- Ned Lamont, 89th governor of Connecticut
- Michael Lohan, television personality and father of actress Lindsay Lohan
- Jon Lovett, podcast host, screenwriter, former speechwriter for Barack Obama
- Derick Martini, screenwriter, film director
- Robert Maschio, actor (Dr. Todd "The Todd" Quinlan on Scrubs)
- Idina Menzel, actress and singer
- Grant Napear, broadcast journalist, Sacramento Kings (NBA) play-by-play announcer
- Ed Newman, former NFL All-Pro offensive guard who played for the Miami Dolphins
- Eric Nystrom, NHL player
- Adam Pascal, actor
- Natalie Portman, actress and former model
- Sal Romano, MLB pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds
- Howie Rose, sportscaster for New York Mets, New York Islanders
- Gabe Rotter, novelist, television writer and producer
- Jim Rowinski, former NBA player; Big Ten MVP
- Dave Rubin, comedian and television personality
- Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo, sportscaster and sports journalist
- Rob Scuderi, NHL player and Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins
- Gail G. Shapiro, pediatric allergist
- Maryann Ridini Spencer, award-winning screenwriter, author, producer and TV Host
- Mikey Wax, musician
- Meg Wolitzer, novelist
- Jordan Young, television producer and writer
- 3LAU, DJ
In popular culture
- The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt takes place in Syosset in 1967.
- In Adam Sandler's Mr. Deeds, Winona Ryder's character says she is originally from Syosset.
- In New York Minute, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's characters live with their father in Syosset.
- Secrets and Wives features wealthy women from Old Westbury, Roslyn, and Syosset.
- Asteroid 250774 Syosset, discovered by Richard Kowalski in 2005, was named for the hamlet on Long Island. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on January 9, 2020 (M.P.C. 120069).
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
- WNBA (July 11, 2017). "Seattle's Bird, Five Former MVPs Selected to Start Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017". WNBA. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
- Fox, Margalit (April 29, 2010). "Leslie Buck, Designer of Iconic Coffee Cup, Dies at 87". New York Times. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
- "(250774) Syosset". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
- "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved February 1, 2020.