Nassau County, New York
Hempstead House, part of Sands Point Preserve
Location within the U.S. state of New York
New York's location within the U.S.
|Named for||William of Nassau|
|• Total||453 sq mi (1,170 km2)|
|• Land||285 sq mi (740 km2)|
|• Water||169 sq mi (440 km2) 37%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||4,766.1/sq mi (1,840.2/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th|
|Population is 2018 Census estimate.|
Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan area east of New York City and west of Suffolk County, in the U.S. state of New York. In 2000, 1,334,544 people lived there. It and Suffolk County are together referred to as Long Island. Until 1899 Nassau County was part of Queens County. Along with Suffolk, it was named the safest county in the United States in 2005 by Forbes magazine.