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Floral Park is a village in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.

Once called Hinsdale, but seed seller John Lewis Childs persuaded townspeople to change the name in the 1870s.

The latitude of Floral Park is 40.723N. The longitude is -73.705W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 89 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,862.


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Median household income
Local
$73,719
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Floral Park demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· East Hinsdale
· Floral
· Hinsdale
· Plaifield
· Plainfield Station
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Floral Park 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 11003 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Floral Park residents report German ancestry, and 29% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Floral Park ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Floral Park was $31,183, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% of Floral Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Floral Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $829.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,847.


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Libraries in Floral Park include Floral Park Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Floral Park include Floral Park Dispatch

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Politics

Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Floral Park political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Floral Park workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Floral Park between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Floral Park include Floral Park Motor Lodge.

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