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Overview

Introduction to Valley Stream, New York

Valley Stream, New York, in Nassau county, is 5 miles SW of Hempstead, New York and 15 miles E of New York, New York. The village is located in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area.

Valley Stream History

The land that is currently occupied by Valley Stream was purchased by Dutch settlers from the local Rockaway Indians in 1640. However, the area did not witness any development over the next two hundred years. According to records, 20 families were living in this region in 1840. Most of these families owned large farms. Since the residents had to trek to Hempstead to pick up their mail, local general store owner Robert Pagan lobbied for a post office. The postal authorities approved his request and agreed to set up a local post office, provided it had a unique name. This led Mr. Pagan to select the name Valley Stream, based on the fact that the village had valleys on its northern side and streams towards the south.

Valley Stream and nearby Attractions

  • Valley Stream State Park
  • Hendrickson Park
  • Rock Hall Museum
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Belmont Park Race Track

Things To Do In Valley Stream

Valley Stream State Park offers facilities like picnic areas, playground, biking trails and playing fields. The Hempstead State Park offers facilities like horseback riding, a boat launch, picnic areas, tennis courts and playing fields. One should also visit the Cradle of Aviation Museum, which has aircraft and aviation exhibits, as well as an IMAX theater.

Valley Stream Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Valley Stream Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, CUNY Queensborough Community College and St John's University are in the neighborhood.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,626
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+18,430
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married52%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.7%
Median Earnings25+$50,364
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,296
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,968

Wealth

Median Family Income$108,611
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time43 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation24.6%

Housing

People Living Alone16.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,592
Median House Value$371,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.5%
Italian14.1%
West Indian7.8%
Irish7.7%
German4.6%
Haitian3.3%
Russian2.4%
Jamaican2.1%
Guyanese1.7%
English1.5%
Polish1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
African1.2%
Greek1%
Trinidad Tobago0.8%
Hungarian0.5%
Israeli0.4%
Swedish0.4%
British0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Valley Stream Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11580, 11581
P.O. Box Zip Codes11582
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.66
Approximate Longitude-73.7

Valley Stream Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance3.7 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 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
StationNEW YORK AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 39 F
Apr Temp45 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp50 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hewlett6,043$101,250
Hewlett Bay Park366$250
Lynbrook19,584$106,515
Malverne8,556$117,205
North Valley Stream18,597$112,770
Woodmere17,554$147,740

Valley Stream Public Libraries

Henry Waldinger Memorial Library
60 VERONA PLACE
Valley Stream, New York
(516) 825-6422

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Valley Stream Hospitals

Franklin Hospital
(Non-profit)
900 Franklin Ave
(516) 256-6000

Valley Stream Public Schools

Alden Terrace School
1835 Central Ave
ZIP: 11580
(516) 285-8310
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
Clearstream Avenue School
60 Clearstream Ave
ZIP: 11580
(516) 434-3553
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Howell Road School
1475 Howell Rd
ZIP: 11580
(516) 568-6130
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
James A Dever School
585 N Corona Ave
ZIP: 11580
(516) 568-6120
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Shaw Avenue School
99 Shaw Ave
ZIP: 11580
(516) 434-3803
Primary
Total Enrollment 775
Valley Stream Central High School
135 Fletcher Ave
ZIP: 11580
(516) 561-4410
High
Total Enrollment 1031
Valley Stream Memorial Junior High School
320 Fletcher Ave
ZIP: 11580
(516) 872-7710
Middle
Total Enrollment 895
Wheeler Avenue School
1 W Wheeler Ave
ZIP: 11580
(516) 568-6140
Primary
Total Enrollment 597
Brooklyn Avenue School
24 Brooklyn Ave
ZIP: 11581
(516) 434-2831
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Forest Road School
16 Forest Rd
ZIP: 11581
(516) 434-3803
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Ogden Elementary School
875 Longview Ave
ZIP: 11581
(516) 792-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Robert W Carbonaro School
50 Hungry Harbor Rd
ZIP: 11581
(516) 434-2861
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Valley Stream South High School
150 Jedwood Pl
ZIP: 11581
(516) 791-0310
High
Total Enrollment 1275
William L Buck School
75 Horton Ave
ZIP: 11581
(516) 434-2841
Primary
Total Enrollment 329

Valley Stream Private Schools

Hamza Academy
202 Stuart Ave
ZIP: 11580
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
Holy Name Of Mary School
90 S Grove St
ZIP: 11580
Elementary
Total Enrollment 277
Valley Stream Christian Academy
12 E Fairview Ave
ZIP: 11580
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 153
Midreshet Shalhevet-shalhevet High Schl For Girls
1000 Rosedale Rd
ZIP: 11581
Secondary
Total Enrollment 80
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