Great Neck is a region on Long Island, New York, that covers a peninsula on the North Shore and includes 9 villages, such as the villages of Great Neck, Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, and Russell Gardens, and a number of unincorporated areas, as well as an area south of the peninsula near Lake Success and the border territory of Queens. The incorporated village of Great Neck had a population of 9,989 at the 2010 census, while the larger Great Neck area comprises a residential community of some 40,000 people in nine villages and hamlets in the town of North Hempstead, of which Great Neck is the northwestern quadrant. Great Neck has five ZIP Codes (11020–11024), which are united by a park district and one school district.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km), or 1.46%, is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 9,989 people, 3,645 households, and 2,620 families residing in the village. The population density was 7,062.3 people per square mile (2,727.9/km). There were 3,645 housing units at an average density of 2,547.9 per square mile (984.1/km). The racial makeup of the village was 82.8% White, 2.0% African American, 0.20% Native American, 7.2% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 3.9% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.2% of the population.
As of 2000 Great Neck was the second-most ethnic Persian populated place in the United States, with 21.1% of its population reporting Persian ancestry. The general trend has been that the northern part of Great Neck (north of the LIRR tracks) has a greater number of Persian families, while the southern part (south of the LIRR tracks) has a larger East Asian population.
There were 3,346 households, out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. Of all households, 20.9% were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85, and the average family size was 3.30.
In the village the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% 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.