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Nassau County, New York

Nassau County New York
US county information
NameNassau County
StateNew York
US Area
Total Area453 sq mi (1173.3 km2)
Land Area287 sq mi (743.3 km2)
Water Area166 sq mi (429.9 km2)
Population1339532 (2010)
Density1802.8/km2 (4669.3/sq mi)

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: There is also a Town of Nassau in Rensselaer County.Nassau County (-enˈnæsɔːpron) is a suburban county on Long Island, east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York, within the New York Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,339,532. The name of the county comes from an old name for Long Island, which was at one time named Nassau, after the Dutch Prince William of Nassau, Prince of Orange (who later also ruled as King William III of England.) The county colors, orange and blue, are also the colors of the House of Orange. Nassau's county seat is located in the village of Garden City, within the Mineola 11501 zip code.

Nassau, together with Suffolk County to its immediate east, are generally referred to as "Long Island" by area residents - as distinct from the New York City boroughs of Queens (Queens County) and Brooklyn (Kings County), which are geographically on the island's westernmost end. Two cities, three towns, 64 incorporated villages, and numerous unincorporated hamlets are located within the county.

In 2010, Forbes magazine released its American Community Survey and named Nassau County number 11 in its list of the top 25 richest counties in America. The survey also named Nassau County the number one richest county per capita in the State of New York, with a median household income of $93,579.

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