Roosevelt is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States on Long Island. The population was 16,258 at the 2010 census.
Roosevelt is in the town of Hempstead.
The community is named for former President Theodore Roosevelt, but was also known as Greenwich and Rum Point for a time before that. Roosevelt has a long history of integration, having accepted black residents following the area’s housing boom after World War II. Notable residents of the community have included both Flava Flav and Chuck D. of Public Enemy, actor Eddie Murphy, Dr. J (Julius Erving), actor Charlie Murphy, singers Aaron and Damian Hall and radio host Howard Stern. In addition, Melvyn M. Sobel, James V. Petrungaro and David D. Weinberg, the original three members of The Ravens, a rock group well known on Long Island, performed from 1965-1969.
According to the 2010 census, the population of Roosevelt is 16,272. The median household income is listed as $68,625.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2). 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2) of it is land and 0.56% is water.