Introduction to Floral Park, New York

Floral Park, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles W of Hempstead, New York and 14 miles E of New York, New York. The people of the village are in the New York metropolitan area. Floral Park has a population of 15,967.

Floral Park History

The Village of Floral Park was originally named Plainfield. The Long Island Railroad and Jericho Turnpike first arrived in the village in the 1870s. The area was once called East Hinsdale. John Lewis Childs, a seed seller, persuaded the village people to change the name of the village to Floral Park in the 1870s. In 1888, the Long Island Railroad also changed the name of its East Hinsdale station to Floral Park. It became a part of the newly formed Nassau County in 1899.

Floral Park and nearby Attractions

  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach

Things To Do In Floral Park

Floral Park offers numerous recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. The Heritage Park also attracts a number of visitors and includes beautiful gardens and a gazebo. The village also has a swimming pool. You can also visit the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Studio Museum in Harlem and the Central Park Zoo.

Floral Park Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is close to the village.

Floral Park Higher Education

CUNY Queensborough Community College, Adelphi University and Nassau Community College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.


Total Population 16,190
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 8,223
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 58%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.8%
Median Earnings25+ $54,621
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,156
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,375


Median Family Income $130,942
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 18%


People Living Alone 21.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,433
Median House Value $489,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.1%
Irish 31.8%

Floral Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11001, 11003, 11004, 11005
P.O. Box Zip Codes 11002
Phone Area Codes 718
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.723
Longitude -73.705

Floral Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Floral Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Alden Manor (11003)

Argo Village (11003)

Bellerose Vil (11001)

Bellerose Village (11001)

Bellrose Village (11001)

Glen Oaks (11004)

Locustwood (11003)

Meacham (11003)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellerose 1,072 $182,917
Bellerose Terrace 1,975 $97,396
New Hyde Park 9,764 $109,818
North New Hyde Park 15,230 $121,713

Floral Park Public Libraries

Elmont Public Library
Floral Park, New York
(516) 354-5280
Floral Park Public Library
Floral Park, New York
(516) 326-6330
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