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Overview

Introduction to Franklin Square, New York

Franklin Square, New York is 3 miles W of Hempstead, New York and 16 miles E of New York, New York. It is in Nassau county. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metro area.

Franklin Square History

Franklin Square was founded in 1870 by farmer and businessman Andrew Hoffman. It is a census-designated hamlet in Nassau County, which itself was formed in 1899. The area was initially inhabited by Native Americans. Franklin Square is located within the Town of Hempstead, which includes more than 20 incorporated villages and around 35 unincorporated hamlets.

Franklin Square and nearby Attractions

  • Valley Stream State Park
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • Belmont Park race track
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
  • Bronx Zoo

Things To Do In Franklin Square

You can visit the Averill Boulevard Park, Eisenhower Park, Rath Park and Cantiague Park while staying in Franklin Square. The Queens County Farm Museum is also very close to the hamlet. You can also visit the Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach, Prospect Park Zoo, Children's Museum of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Children's Museum.

Franklin Square Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Franklin Square Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and Adelphi University are close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population31,601
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+14,802
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married53.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.5%
Median Earnings25+$46,380
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,102
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,601

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,730
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation11.4%

Housing

People Living Alone18%
Median Gross Rent$1,430
Median House Value$436,600

Ancestry

Italian35.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.8%
Irish14.4%
German7.5%
Polish3.9%
Greek2.9%
English1.7%
West Indian1.6%
Russian1.5%
French Except Basque0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Romanian0.8%
Portuguese0.6%
Turkish0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Guyanese0.6%
Maltese0.5%
Czech0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
African0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Belizean0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
South African0.2%
US/American0.2%
Arab0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Franklin Square Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11010
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.7
Approximate Longitude-73.67

Franklin Square 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
Distance3.6 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
Distance10.1 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
Floral Park16,189$127,664
Lakeview6,577$114,283
South Floral Park1,923$95,000
Stewart Manor2,018$135,764
West Hempstead19,229$110,996

Franklin Square Public Schools

H Frank Carey High School
230 Poppy Ave
ZIP: 11010
(516) 539-9400
High
Total Enrollment 1634
John Street School
560 Nassau Blvd
ZIP: 11010
(516) 505-6955
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Polk Street School
960 Polk Ave
ZIP: 11010
(516) 326-3785
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Valley Stream North High School
750 Herman Ave
ZIP: 11010
(516) 564-5510
High
Total Enrollment 1281
Washington Street School
760 Washington St
ZIP: 11010
(516) 505-6995
Primary
Total Enrollment 831
Willow Road School
880 Catalpa Dr
ZIP: 11010
(516) 568-6640
Primary
Total Enrollment 476

Franklin Square Private Schools

St Catherine Of Sienna School
990 Holzheimer St
ZIP: 11010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 193
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