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Lake Success is a village in Nassau Countymarker, New Yorkmarker in the United Statesmarker. The population was 2,797 at the 2000 census.

It is in the Town of North Hempsteadmarker on northwest Long Islandmarker. Lake Success was the temporary home of the United Nations from 1946-1951, with the functions housed at the headquarters of the Sperry Gyroscope Company on Marcus Avenue. It is also the home of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

History

Lake Success derives its name from a kettle lake of the same name which according to village lore had a Native American name of "Sucut." William K. Vanderbilt II bought land around the lake in the early 19th Century for a home. The village was incorporated in 1926.

In 1939 the United States government bought a large tract to be the home to the Sperry Gyroscope Company which built gyroscopes. During World War II the plant had 22,000 employees. At the conclusion of the war part the plant was converted to be the temporary headquarters of the United Nations while its headquarters building in New York City was built. It borders the New York City borough of Queensmarker.

The plant through successors Unisys and Loral Corporation and Lockheed Martin continued to use it for manufacturing in the aerospace and marine industries at a 1.5 million square foot facility until Lockheed closed the plant in 1998.

In 2000 National RE/sources acquired the 94-acre campus from Lockheed and converted it to a multi-tenant office park called i.park.

Most of the village is part of the Great Neck School District, and Great Neck South High Schoolmarker is located within the village limits. Lake Success is the city of license for popular regional dance/Hot Adult Contemporary radio station WKTU, although the station is based in Manhattan along with other Clear Channel stations.

Geography

The geographical position of Lake Success is (40.770354, -73.713384) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.08%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,797 people, 798 households, and 683 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,487.3 people per square mile (574.4/km²). There were 824 housing units at an average density of 438.2/sq mi (169.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 78.94% White, 4.76% African American, 15.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 798 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.9% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the village the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 15.8% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 35.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $134,383, and the median income for a family was $145,562. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $46,923 for females. The per capita income for the village was $58,002. About 1.4% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

Government and Politics

Lake Success leans heavily Democratic. In 2008 Democrat Barack Obama defeated Republican John McCain 61%-39%.

Economy

Sumitomo Corporation operates its Lake Success Shared Services Center in Suite 220 at 1999 Marcus Avenue in an area in the Town of North Hempstead, south of Lake Success. DealerTrack Aftermarket Services, a leader in providing software to the retail automotive industry, is also located on Marcus Avenue.

References

  1. About Canon: Corporate Overview: Office Locations - Canon - Retrieved July 17, 2009
  2. Lake Success: A Reluctant Host to the United Nations - Newsday - Retrieved December 4, 2008
  3. Lake Success History - iparkhudsonny.com - Retrieived December 4, 2008
  4. Lake Success History - iparkhudsonny.com - Retrieived December 4, 2008
  5. " Office Network." Sumitomo Corporation. Retrieved on January 25, 2009.


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