Westbury, New York
official_name = Westbury, New York
settlement_type = Village
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = U.S. Census Map
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Nassau
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 6.2
area_land_km2 = 6.2
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.4
area_land_sq_mi = 2.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 14263
population_density_km2 = 2308.5
population_density_sq_mi = 5979.0
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 31
elevation_ft = 102
latd = 40 |latm = 45 |lats = 32 |latNS = N
longd = 73 |longm = 35 |longs = 17 |longEW = W
Westbury is a
villagein Nassau County, New Yorkin the United States. The population was 14,263 at the 2000 census.
The Village of Westbury is in the Town of North Hempstead.
Westbury is a very diverse community, made up of
Italian-Americans, African-Americansand Hispanic Americans, mostly immigrants from El SalvadorFact|date=June 2007. The nickname for the village since the mid-1970s has been "A Community for All Seasons" (presumably, because residents tend to live there 12 months of the year).
The first settlers arrived in 1658 in the region known as the
Hempstead Plains. Many of the early settlers were Quakers. The village was incorporated in 1932.
Westbury is located at coor dms|40|45|32|N|73|35|17|W|city (40.758930, -73.588173)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all of it land.
In addition to Westbury Village itself, unincorporated regions surrounding its borders also use the Westbury name, including New Cassel, Salisbury (South Westbury) and parts of Jericho. For example, the world-famous Westbury Music Fair performing venue (now known as the Capital One Theatre at Westbury), located in the Westbury postal zone, is part of the Jericho hamlet.
The region is grouped under the name Greater Westbury, a region that also includes organizations with common interests, such as those in
Carle Place, New Yorkand Old Westbury, New York. The school districts that serve the Greater Westbury region, based on the boundaries, are Westbury (including New Cassel), Carle Place, East Meadow and East Williston.
Westbury School District students attend Westbury High School, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in Old Westbury this year.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 14,263 people, 4,638 households, and 3,441 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 5,979.0 people per square mile (2,304.2/km²). There were 4,714 housing units at an average density of 1,976.1/sq mi (761.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 61.62% White, 22.65% African American, 0.24% Native American, 4.72% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 5.95% from other races, and 4.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.85% of the population.
There were 4,638 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.49.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $74,032, and the median income for a family was $77,988. Males had a median income of $41,844 versus $36,316 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $28,018. About 3.6% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.
Notable natives of Westbury include:
Joe Satriani, virtuoso guitarist and guitar teacher.
Doctor Dre, rapper, MTV VJand also DJ for Power 105.1 in New York.
Paul Hewitt, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Georgia Tech
* Bill O'Reilly, television news anchor.
* Bradford D. Carroll, Sports Editor and T.V. writer
* Debrickishaw Fergeson of the
New York Jets
* Ashanti singer/actress
* [http://www.villageofwestbury.org/ Westbury official website]
* [http://www.westburylibrary.org/ Westbury Memorial Public Library] Current home of the Historical Society of the Westburys
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