Garden City Park, New York

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Garden City Park, New York

Introduction to Garden City Park, New York

Garden City Park, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles NW of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 16 miles E of New York, New York. The town has a population of 7,554.

Garden City Park History

Records indicate that this area was settled in the 1640s as part of the town of Hempstead. In 1784, it was established as "North Hempstead". The Long Island Rail Road was established and steamboat service from Manhattan was started in 1836. Both developments brought prosperity to the community. Garden City Park is now a census-designated place and an unincorporated hamlet in the Town of North Hempstead.

Garden City Park and Nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • New York Aquarium

Things To Do In Garden City Park

The African American Museum showcases exhibits of the history and culture of African Americans. Nassau County Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, City Island Nautical Museum, Queens County Farm Museum, and the Science Museum of Long Island are other museums near Garden City Park. Theodore Roosevelt's home on the Sagamore Hill is a place of historic interest. Jones Beach State Park, which features more than 6 miles of ocean beach, offers facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, and golfing. People can enjoy biking, horseback riding, and hiking at the Hempstead Lake State Park, Eisenhower Park, and Valley Stream State Park. Another popular destination is the Brooklyn Heights Promenade which offers views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and downtown Manhattan.

Garden City Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from the John F Kennedy International Airport.

Garden City Park Higher Education

Nassau Community College, SUNY Old Westbury, Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus, Adelphi University, and Hofstra University are among the colleges near Garden City Park.

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High Points

Garden City Park strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Garden City Park Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Garden City Park Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Garden City Park Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Garden City Park Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Garden City Park People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Garden City Park Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Garden City Park Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Garden City Park, New York

Comparing Garden City Park 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
Racial Diversity 10 10
Age of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Working at Home 6 5
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
Affordability of Rents 2 4
People Living Alone 2 3
Housing Recently Built 2 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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Garden City Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11040
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.74
Longitude -73.663

Garden City 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 2.5 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 9.2 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 10.6 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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Garden City Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,554 100%
Male 3,630 48.1%
Female 3,924 51.9%
Under 18 1,690 22.4%
18+ 5,864 77.6%
65+ 1,435 19%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 3.43
White 5,303 70.2%
African-American 318 4.2%
Asian 1,548 20.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 0.3%
Other 161 2.1%
Mixed Race 201 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 611 8.1%

Garden City Park 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.6%
Italian 23.1%
Irish 13.3%
German 6.9%
Polish 5.1%
US/American 2.8%
Austrian 1.2%
Russian 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
English 1.1%
Greek 1%
Turkish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Egyptian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
European 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Israeli 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Cape Verdean 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Guyanese 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Garden City P (11040)
Hillside Manor (11040)
Lakeville Estates (11040)
Manhasset Hil (11040)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Garden City Park 7,554 $81,580
Herricks 4,076 $84,451
Manhasset Hills 3,661 $109,613
Mineola 19,234 $71,042
New Hyde Park 9,523 $72,384
North New Hyde Park 14,542 $80,688
Williston Park 7,261 $83,223
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