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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.
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.
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.
37% of Floral Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Floral Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $829. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,847.
Libraries in Floral Park include Floral Park Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Floral Park include Floral Park Dispatch
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Floral Park political report.
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.
Hotels in Floral Park include Floral Park Motor Lodge.
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