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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.

People

Total Population 31,544
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 14,917
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.5%
Median Earnings25+ $46,964
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,090
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,629

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,945
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 11.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,469
Median House Value $427,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.5%
Irish 15.5%

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

Franklin Square Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11010
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.707
Longitude -73.676

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)

Station MINEOLA
Distance 3.6 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 NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 7 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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 10.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Floral Park 16,093 $122,090
Lakeview 6,569 $112,564

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

Franklin Square Public Libraries

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Franklin Square Public Library
19 LINCOLN ROAD
Franklin Square, New York
(516) 488-3444

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Franklin Square High Schools

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H. FRANK CAREY JSHS
230 POPPY AVE
516-539-9400
Serves 1,786 students.

VALLEY STREAM NORTH HS
750 HERMAN AVE
516-564-5510
Serves 1,162 students.

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