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Valley Stream is a village in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for the region's valleys and small streams
The latitude of Valley Stream is 40.664N. The longitude is -73.708W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 36,214.
Pioneer aviator Glenn Hammond Curtiss operated an airfield here, 1929-1933
Sections below provide additional information and links about Valley Stream demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11581 ZIP code.
10% of Valley Stream residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Valley Stream ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Valley Stream was $25,636, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Valley Stream residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Valley Stream, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $895. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,772.
Libraries in Valley Stream include Henry Waldinger Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Valley Stream include Valley Stream Herald
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Valley Stream political report.
The average commute time for Valley Stream workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Valley Stream between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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