New Hyde Park, New York

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New Hyde Park, New York

Introduction to New Hyde Park, New York

New Hyde Park, New York, in Nassau County, is 4 miles NW of Hempstead, New York and 15 miles E of New York, New York. The village has a population of 9,523.

New Hyde Park History

The first European settlers in Hyde Park were Dutch and English. Secretary of the Province George Clarke’s wife, Anne Hyde, gave the name Hyde Park, as Anne’s family estate in England was called Hyde Hall. New Hyde Park was officially incorporated in 1927.

New Hyde Park and nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Eisenhower Park
  • Roslyn Grist Mill
  • Blue Mountain Reservation

Things To Do In New Hyde Park

Local museums include the African American Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum and the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Parks in the region include Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Lake State Park, Hempstead Harbor Park and Valley Stream State Park. Queens Botanical Garden and Bergen County Zoological Park are also accessible from New Hyde Park as well.

New Hyde Park Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

New Hyde Park Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Adelphi University, Nassau Community College and the New York Institute of Technology.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy New Hyde Park Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% New Hyde Park Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% New Hyde Park Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% New Hyde Park People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% New Hyde Park Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of New Hyde Park, New York

Comparing New Hyde 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 9 10
Age of the Population 9 7
Senior Citizens 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Short Commute Times 2 3


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

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New Hyde Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11040, 11042
Company Zip Codes 11041, 11043, 11044, 11099
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.735
Longitude -73.688

New Hyde 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 3.8 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 8.1 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 11.5 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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New Hyde Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,523 100%
Male 4,523 47.5%
Female 5,000 52.5%
Under 18 2,102 22.1%
18+ 7,421 77.9%
65+ 1,726 18.1%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 3.31
White 7,810 82%
African-American 54 0.6%
Asian 1,276 13.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.1%
Other 247 2.6%
Mixed Race 127 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 756 7.9%

Estimated New Hyde Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,472
Growth -51
Growth % -0.5%

New Hyde 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
Italian 32.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.9%
Irish 16.8%
German 8.1%
Polish 6.7%
US/American 2.6%
Greek 1.6%
Russian 1.4%
English 1.1%
Croatian 0.9%
Egyptian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Guyanese 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, New Hyde 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)
New Hyde Park 9,523 $72,384
Bellerose 1,173 $110,404
Floral Park 15,967 $87,243
Garden City Park 7,554 $81,580
North New Hyde Park 14,542 $80,688
South Floral Park 1,578 $68,000
Stewart Manor 1,935 $97,922

New Hyde Park Public Libraries

New Hyde Park Public Library
New Hyde Park, New York
(516) 354-1413
Hillside Public Library Of New Hyde Park
New Hyde Park, New York
(516) 488-3316

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New Hyde Park Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
270 - 05 76TH AVENUE
(718) 470-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in New Hyde Park

(As of 2005)
1596 Union Turnpike
New Hyde Park Village
1441 Jericho Turnpike
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