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

The community name may derive from Indian term for "place in the pines"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Syosset. For links to other places called Syosset, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Syosset is 40.826N. The longitude is -73.502W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 217 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,544.


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Median household income
Local
$90,929
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Syosset demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Little East Woods
Farming community until World War II. Wealthy New Yorkers began building estates here after the railroad reached Syosset in 1854

When Theodore Roosevelt wanted to escape notice on trips to Sagamore Hill, he would take the train to Syosset and ride his horse home

Well-known residents have included:
· Mort Drucker, cartoonist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Syosset-Woodbury Community Park
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Syosset demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11797 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Syosset residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Syosset ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Syosset was $38,537, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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54% of Syosset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Syosset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $880.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,172.


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Libraries in Syosset include Syosset Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Syosset include Syosset-Jericho Tribune

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

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Syosset restaurants taking online reservations include Sagamore Steak House ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Syosset workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Syosset include Fairfield Inn.

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