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Great Neck is a village in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named when Madnan's Neck was divided into two parts - Great Neck and Little Neck.

The latitude of Great Neck is 40.800N. The longitude is -73.728W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 108 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,623.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$76,645
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Great Neck demographic reports
Great Neck is a peninsula on the north shore.
The broader area called Great Neck encompasses the village of the same name and eight other villages.
Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald lived here in 1922 when he conceived "The Great Gatsby."
Setting for 2003 documentary film, "Capturing the Friedmans"
Well-known residents have included:
· Sarah Hughes, Olympic medalist (figure skating)
· Ring Lardner, author
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
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.)
Quotes:
Some people also knew Manhasset as the backdrop for The Great Gatsby. While composing portions of his masterpiece, F. Scott Fitzgerald sat on a breezy veranda in Great Neck and gazed across Manhasset Bay at our town, which he turned into the fictional East Egg, a historic distinction that gave our bowling alley and pizzeria a certain archaeological grandeur. ...
-- The Tender Bar
J.R. Moehringer

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4% of Great Neck residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Great Neck ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Great Neck was $38,790, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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51% of Great Neck residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Great Neck, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $869.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,917.


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Libraries in Great Neck include Great Neck Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Great Neck include Great Neck Record

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

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Great Neck restaurants taking online reservations include Burton and Doyle, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Great Neck ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Great Neck workers is 41 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Great Neck include Inn at Great Neck, The Andrew Hotel.

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“ Some people also knew Manhasset as the backdrop for The Great Gatsby. While composing portions of his masterpiece, F. Scott Fitzgerald sat on a breezy veranda in Great Neck and gazed across Manhasset Bay at our town, which he turned into the fictional East Egg, a historic distinction that gave our bowling alley and pizzeria a certain archaeological grandeur. ... ”
~ The Tender Bar
J.R. Moehringer

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