Introduction to North Valley Stream, New York

North Valley Stream, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles W of Hempstead, New York and 15 miles E of New York, New York. The town is in the Nassau- Suffolk area.

North Valley Stream History

The area now known as North Valley Stream was first settled in by Europeans in the 1640s. Prior to that, it was inhabited by Rockaway Indians. North Valley Stream was originally a woodland area. It is currently a census designated place in the Town of Hempstead and is a section of the Village of Valley Stream. The South Side Railroad first entered the area in the late 1860s.

North Valley Stream and nearby Attractions

  • Valley Stream State Park
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Rock Hall Museum
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Belmont Park race track

Things To Do In North Valley Stream

While staying in North Valley Stream, you can spend your leisure hours at the Elmont Road Park and Valley Stream State Park. You can also plan a family day trip to the Prospect Park Zoo, Bronx Zoo or the Central Park Zoo. The Queens County Farm Museum, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Hofstra Museum and the African American Museum are also worth visiting. The Lasker Skating Rink and Pool offers excellent opportunities for the enjoyment of a variety of physical activities.

North Valley Stream Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

North Valley Stream Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by CUNY Queensborough Community College, Adelphi University, CUNY Queens College, New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury, Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and St John's University- New York.


Total Population 17,845
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 8,686
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 45.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.7%
Median Earnings25+ $49,661
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,874
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,550


Median Family Income $109,041
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 20.6%


People Living Alone 14.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,921
Median House Value $375,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.8%
US/American 0%
English 0.8%
Irish 3.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Valley Stream Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11580
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.685
Longitude -73.702

North Valley Stream Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.9 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 10.9 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
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elmont 37,388 $94,473
Franklin Square 31,544 $102,945

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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