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Roslyn is a village in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for Roslin Castle in Scotland.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Roslyn. For links to other places called Roslyn, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Roslyn is 40.799N. The longitude is -73.651W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,587.
Part of the North Shore Gold Coast. Clarence Mackay built one of the great mansions here, on Harbor Hill, bringing in trainloads of dirt to ensure a high vantage point.
Many estates were sold and subdivided for residential development, beginning in the 1930s.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Roslyn 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 11577 ZIP code.
6% of Roslyn residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Roslyn ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Roslyn was $47,166, compared with $21,587 nationally.
55% of Roslyn residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Roslyn include Main Street Historic District (Roslyn), Roslyn Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Roslyn, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,549. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,128.
Libraries in Roslyn include Bryant Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Roslyn include Roslyn News
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Roslyn political report.
The average commute time for Roslyn workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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