Syosset, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Syosset, New York - Basic Facts

The Syosset Census Designated Place had a population of 19,167 as of July 1, 2017. Syosset 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 Syosset is located at latitude 40.8157 and longitude -73.502 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Syosset Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 210 feet.

The Syosset Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390376) 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 Syosset Census Designated Place is located within Town of Oyster Bay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Syosset population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Syosset: Little East Woods.

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Syosset, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,167
Daytime Population: Workers 17,568
Daytime Population: Residents 9,572
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,140
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 18,937
Population in Familes 17,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 230
Population Density2 3,853
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $141,589
Average Household Income $198,552
Per Capita Income $64,886


Total Housing Units 6,387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,660 (88.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 567 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $648,634
Average Home Value $684,748


Total Households 6,227
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 5,238
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.26%
Households 0.09% 0.16%
Families 0.01% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Syosset, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Syosset to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 93 92nd
Population Density # 197 84th
Diversity Index # 221 82nd
Median Household Income # 78 94th
Per Capita Income # 106 91st

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