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NEW HYDE PARK, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK:
New Hyde Park is a
United States, on
population of the Village of New Hyde Park was 9,523 at
the 2000 census. Like its neighboring communities, it is
commuter town with over 75% of the land used for
single family residential, but also has warehouses and
light manufacturing near the
Long Island Rail Road station and a retail district
New York State Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike).
The Incorporated Village of New
Hyde Park is located in both the
Town of Hempstead and the
Town of North Hempstead.
The place name New Hyde Park is
also commonly used to refer to areas outside of the
village of New Hyde Park, located within the larger New
Hyde Park 11040 postal zone, as set forth below.
Thomas Dongan, the fourth royal
governor of New York, was granted an 800 acre parcel of
land in 1683 that included New Hyde Park. It was known
as "Dongan's Farm." Dongan built a mansion on what is
now Lakeville Road. In 1691 Dongan fled to New England
and then Ireland, as
King James II and his Catholic forces failed to
regain power in England and Ireland.
In 1715, Dongan's estate was sold to
George Clark (who was Secretary of the Provence of New
York). He named it Hyde Park in honor of his wife, Ann
Hyde. Clark sold the property in 1783 and in the early
19th century is was parceled up and sold as farm land.
Raising cattle was a chief agricultural enterprise from
Dongan's time until the mid-19th century, when cattle
farming in the expanding American West forced the
farmers into other pursuits.
When a post office opened in 1871,
the name was changed from Hyde Park to New Hyde Park to
avoid confusion with the
upstate Hyde Park.
The village was incorporated in
New Hyde Park is located at
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total
area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km2), all of it
The village of New Hyde Park
borders on the villages of
Stewart Manor and
Garden City. In addition, the village borders upon
Floral Park Centre and New Hyde Park (unincorporated
portions), both unincorporated areas of the
Town of North Hempstead.
As of the
census of 2000, there were 9,523 people, 3,290
households, and 2,569 families residing in the village.
population density was 11,281.8 people per square
mile (4,377.2/km2). There were 3,353 housing
units at an average density of 3,972.3/sq mi (1,541.2/km2).
The racial makeup of the village was 82.01%
African American, 0.07%
Native American, 13.40%
Pacific Islander, 2.59% from
other races, and 1.33% from two or more races.
There were 3,290 households out of
which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with
them, 63.0% were
married couples living together, 10.9% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were
non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of
individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was
65 years of age or older. The average household size was
2.89 and the average family size was 3.31.
In the village the population was
spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18
to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and
18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5
males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were
The median income for a household
in the village was $61,585, and the median income for a
family was $72,384. Males had a median income of $50,066
versus $38,393 for females. The
per capita income for the village was $24,771. About
2.4% of families and 3.3% of the population were below
poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18
and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
In addition to the village of New
Hyde Park, the New Hyde Park 11040 zip code includes New
Hyde Park (unincorporated portions),
North New Hyde Park,
Garden City Park,
Manhasset Hills and
Lakeville Estates, all unincorporated areas of the
Town of North Hempstead, in
Nassau County. In addition, a small section of the
New Hyde Park postal zone extends into the village of
North Hills, also in Nassau County. Finally, a small
area of Queens County is provided mail service by the
New Hyde Park 11040 Post office
The Village of New Hyde Park, along
with the aforementioned areas encompassing the New Hyde
Park 11040 zip code located in Nassau County, are
patrolled by the
Nassau County Police Department.
The New Hyde Park Fire District,
Garden City Park Water and Fire District, and
Manhasset-Lakeville Fire District provide fire
protection for various portions of the New Hyde Park
11040 postal zone located in Nassau County.
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