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Roosevelt is in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after President Theodore Roosevelt

The latitude of Roosevelt is 40.678N. The longitude is -73.589W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 15,854.


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Median household income
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$56,715
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Roosevelt demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Greenwich Point
· Rum Point
One of the few communities to accept black residents during the building boom after World War II

The local economy has declined markedly over the last 30 years

Roosevelt received national attention for the state's takeover of the troubled school district in 2002
Well-known residents have included:
· Julius Erving, basketball player
· Howard Stern, radio host
· Eddie Murphy, comedian and actor
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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1% of Roosevelt residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Roosevelt ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Roosevelt was $16,950, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Roosevelt residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Roosevelt, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $853.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,640.


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Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Roosevelt political report.

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The average commute time for Roosevelt workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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