Franklin Square, New York

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Franklin Square, New York

Introduction to Franklin Square, New York

Franklin Square, New York is 3 miles W of Hempstead, New York and 16 miles E of New York, New York. It is in Nassau county. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metro area. The population of Franklin Square is 29,342.

Franklin Square History

Franklin Square was founded in 1870 by farmer and businessman Andrew Hoffman. It is a census-designated hamlet in Nassau County, which itself was formed in 1899. The area was initially inhabited by Native Americans. Franklin Square is located within the Town of Hempstead, which includes more than 20 incorporated villages and around 35 unincorporated hamlets.

Franklin Square and nearby Attractions

  • Valley Stream State Park
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • Belmont Park race track
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
  • Bronx Zoo

Things To Do In Franklin Square

You can visit the Averill Boulevard Park, Eisenhower Park, Rath Park and Cantiague Park while staying in Franklin Square. The Queens County Farm Museum is also very close to the hamlet. You can also visit the Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach, Prospect Park Zoo, Children's Museum of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Children's Museum.

Franklin Square Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Franklin Square Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and Adelphi University are close by.

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High Points

Franklin Square strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

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Public Transportation Use
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Top 7% Franklin Square Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Franklin Square, New York

Comparing Franklin Square to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 9 7
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Racial Diversity 4 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Male Share of the Population 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 7
Working at Home 4 3
Short Commute Times 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4
Housing Recently Built 2 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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Franklin Square Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11010
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.707
Longitude -73.676

Franklin Square Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.6 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 10.1 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
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Franklin Square Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 29,342 100%
Male 13,887 47.3%
Female 15,455 52.7%
Under 18 6,449 22%
18+ 22,893 78%
65+ 5,443 18.6%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 3.3
White 26,987 92%
African-American 290 1%
Asian 1,112 3.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 33 0.1%
Other 513 1.7%
Mixed Race 404 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,023 6.9%

Franklin Square Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 47.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
Irish 12.9%
German 9%
Polish 2.5%
US/American 2.5%
Greek 2%
Russian 1.5%
English 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Austrian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Maltese 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Guyanese 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Afghan 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Franklin Square 29,342 $69,420
Floral Park 15,967 $87,243
Garden City South 3,974 $84,045
Lakeview 5,607 $68,946
South Floral Park 1,578 $68,000
Stewart Manor 1,935 $97,922
West Hempstead 18,713 $78,481

Franklin Square Public Libraries

Franklin Square Public Library
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(516) 488-3444

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