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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.
When Theodore Roosevelt wanted to escape notice on trips to Sagamore Hill, he would take the train to Syosset and ride his horse home
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.
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.
54% of Syosset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Syosset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $880. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,172.
Libraries in Syosset include Syosset Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Syosset include Syosset-Jericho Tribune
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Syosset political report.
Syosset restaurants taking online reservations include Sagamore Steak House ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Syosset workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Syosset include Fairfield Inn.
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