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Great Neck (V)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Great Neck is a village in Nassau County, New York, in the USA, on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the village population was 9,538. The Village of Great Neck is in the Town of North Hempstead. The term Great Neck is also commonly applied to the entire peninsula on the north shore, comprising a residential community of some 40,000 people made up of nine villages as well as unincorporated portions of North Hempstead.
The population of the village Great Neck was 9,538 in the year 2000 with an area of 3.5 square kilometers. And its population density was 2,727.9 per square kilometers. Great Neck is located near the north end of Great Neck Peninsula, bounded by the village of Kings Point on the north, Great Neck Estates on the southwest, the Town of North Hempstead on the southeast and west and by Manhasset Bay on the east. The Village of Great Neck is one of nine villages that make up Great Neck which is a part of the Town of North Hempstead and of Nassau County. Among Great Neck’s earliest settlements some say the first of any real importance and presence there it is still called by many the old village.
In the village the population was spread out with 26.4 percent under the age of 18, 6.0percent from 18 to 24, 25.3percent from 25 to 44, 24.7percent from 45 to 64, and 17.5percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males. Great Neck, originally called Madnan's Neck, was settled in the late 17th century, not long after settlers landed on Plymouth Rock. The area had previously been inhabited by the Mattinecock Native Americans, who were pushed back by the colonists’ expansion. Great Neck is protected by the Nassau County Police Department. Currently, Great Neck, connected to New York City by the Long Island Rail Road, serves primarily as a bedroom community for New York City. As such, it contains few touristy attractions.

A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Great Neck is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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