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Overview

Introduction to Williston Park, New York

Williston Park, New York, in Nassau County, is 3 miles N of Hempstead, New York and 17 miles E of New York, New York.

Williston Park History

Williston Park came into existence in 1926, when New York City developer William Chatlos purchased land in the region in order to create a community for those who worked in New York City but wanted to live in the suburbs. It was named Williston Park in honor of Samuel and Henry Willis, settlers who arrived in the area in the 17th century.

Williston Park and nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • Belmont Park race track
  • Eisenhower Park
  • Blue Mountain
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Things To Do In Williston Park

Local museums include the African American Museum, the Cradle of Aviation Museum and the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island. The Apollo Theater, the Morris-Jumel Mansion and the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic are all accessible from Williston Park as well. Local parks and recreational areas include Belmont Lake State Park and Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Belmont Park Race Track, the Bronx Zoo and the Brooklyn Borough Hall are other popular local destinations.

Williston Park Transportation

Flights are available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Williston Park Higher Education

Adelphi University, the College of New Rochelle, Saint John's University and CUNY Queensborough Community College are all located nearby.

People

Total Population 7,322
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,611
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 55.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.3%
Median Earnings25+ $57,763
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,384
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,909

Wealth

Median Family Income $109,779
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 14%

Housing

People Living Alone 21%
Median Gross Rent $1,679
Median House Value $471,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 2.1%
Irish 32.1%

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

Williston Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11596
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.756
Longitude -73.645

Williston Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MINEOLA
Distance 2.2 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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 16.9 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
Albertson 5,146 $119,151
East Williston 2,585 $161,750
Herricks 4,370 $148,807

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

Williston Park Public Libraries

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Williston Park Public Library
494 WILLIS AVENUE
Williston Park, New York
(516) 742-1820

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