Roslyn Heights, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Roslyn Heights, New York - Basic Facts

The Roslyn Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 6,594 as of July 1, 2016. Roslyn Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Roslyn Heights is located at latitude 40.7788 and longitude -73.6396 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Roslyn Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 177 feet.

The Roslyn Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389779) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Roslyn Heights Census Designated Place is located within Town of North Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Roslyn Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Roslyn Heights, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,594
Population in Households 6,582
Population in Familes 6,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 4,467
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 2,134
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 1,755
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,735 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 399 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $763,098
Average Home Value $804,911


Median Household Income $124,105
Average Household Income $172,784
Per Capita Income $56,039
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.14%
Households -0.17% 0.0%
Families -0.24% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Roslyn Heights, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roslyn Heights to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 290 76th
Population Density1 # 162 87th
Diversity Index2 # 111 91st
Median Household Income # 94 92nd
Per Capita Income # 141 88th

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