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Overview

Introduction to Floral Park, New York

Floral Park, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles W of Hempstead, New York and 14 miles E of New York, New York. The people of the village are in the New York metropolitan area.

Floral Park History

The Village of Floral Park was originally named Plainfield. The Long Island Railroad and Jericho Turnpike first arrived in the village in the 1870s. The area was once called East Hinsdale. John Lewis Childs, a seed seller, persuaded the village people to change the name of the village to Floral Park in the 1870s. In 1888, the Long Island Railroad also changed the name of its East Hinsdale station to Floral Park. It became a part of the newly formed Nassau County in 1899.

Floral Park and nearby Attractions

  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach

Things To Do In Floral Park

Floral Park offers numerous recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. The Heritage Park also attracts a number of visitors and includes beautiful gardens and a gazebo. The village also has a swimming pool. You can also visit the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Studio Museum in Harlem and the Central Park Zoo.

Floral Park Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is close to the village.

Floral Park Higher Education

CUNY Queensborough Community College, Adelphi University and Nassau Community College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,269
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+8,115
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married58.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.4%
Median Earnings25+$60,195
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,828
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,435

Wealth

Median Family Income$131,534
% Above Poverty Level97.9%
% Below Poverty Level2.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation18.8%

Housing

People Living Alone22%
Median Gross Rent$1,514
Median House Value$546,600

Ancestry

Irish30.6%
Italian25.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.8%
German16.5%
English5.2%
Polish4.9%
Greek2.5%
French Except Basque1.4%
Russian1.2%
Austrian1%
Scottish0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
African0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Serbian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Albanian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Floral Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Queens County, Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11005, 11001, 11004, 11003
P.O. Box Zip Codes11002
Phone Area Codes212, 516, 718
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.72
Approximate Longitude-73.7

Floral 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)

StationMINEOLA
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellerose1,293$187,330
Bellerose Terrace2,100$108,056
New Hyde Park9,906$128,099
North New Hyde Park15,585$132,568
South Floral Park2,006$102,132
Stewart Manor2,125$150,179

Floral Park Public Libraries

Floral Park Public Library
17 CAROLINE PLACE
Floral Park, New York
(516) 326-6330

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Floral Park Public Schools

Floral Park Memorial High School
210 Locust St
ZIP: 11001
(516) 488-9300
High
Total Enrollment 1424
Floral Park-bellerose School
2 Larch Ave
ZIP: 11001
(516) 434-2751
Primary
Total Enrollment 860
John Lewis Childs School
10 Elizabeth St
ZIP: 11001
(516) 434-2781
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
Ps 191 Mayflower
85-15 258th St
ZIP: 11001
(718) 831-4032
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Ps 993
85-15 258th St
ZIP: 11001
(718) 831-4040
Other
Total Enrollment 483
Sewanhaka High School
500 Tulip Ave
ZIP: 11001
(516) 488-9600
High
Total Enrollment 1602
Irwin Altman Middle School 172
81-14 257th St
ZIP: 11004
(718) 831-4000
Middle
Total Enrollment 952
Ps 115 Glen Oaks
80-51 261st St
ZIP: 11004
(718) 831-4010
Primary
Total Enrollment 666

Floral Park Private Schools

Our Lady Of Victory School
2 Bellmore St
ZIP: 11001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 360
Our Lady Of The Snows School
7933 258th St
ZIP: 11004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 419
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