Carle Place, New York

Coordinates: 40°45′09″N 073°36′37″W / 40.75250°N 73.61028°W / 40.75250; -73.61028
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Carle Place
Frog Hollow; Mineola Park
The Carle Place Water Tower, as seen from Charles J. Fuschillo Park on August 25, 2021.
The Carle Place Water Tower, as seen from Charles J. Fuschillo Park on August 25, 2021.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Carle Place, New York is located in New York
Carle Place, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°45′09″N 073°36′37″W / 40.75250°N 73.61028°W / 40.75250; -73.61028[1]
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownNorth Hempstead
Named forSilas Carle
 • Total0.96 sq mi (2.48 km2)
 • Land0.96 sq mi (2.48 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation108 ft (33 m)
 • Total5,005
 • Density5,224.43/sq mi (2,016.53/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code[3]
Area code516
FIPS code[4][5]36-12419
GNIS feature ID[5]945835

Carle Place (also known historically as Frog Hollow and Mineola Park) is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. The CDP's population was 4,981 at the 2010 census.[6]


In 1946, developer William J. Levitt bought 19 acres of land near the Carle Place train station for an experiment.[7] His crews brought pre-cut lumber to the site and rapidly assembled 600 low-cost houses, offering affordable suburban living with an easy commute into offices in New York City. Within five years, returning veterans and their families swelled the population by 500 percent. It transformed Carle Place, and served as the prototype for Levittown, the larger development which Levitt began the following year only a few miles away.[8]

The hamlet is named for Silas Carle, or (more specifically) the Carle House - a 32-room house built by Carle in Westbury in the 1800s. It was commonly known as the "Carle Place", and the surrounding area later took the name.[7]

The area was also known as Mineola Park between ca. 1895 and 1915, after an unsuccessful real estate development of the same name within the hamlet.[7] The name was reverted to Carle Place in 1915, and there was only one further attempt to change it, which took place in 1951 after Levitt & Sons purchased and developed much of the area consisting of the unsuccessful development.[7] The proposal failed, as the majority of residents preferred keeping the name, and no attempts to change it have taken place since.[7]

Another historic name for the area is Frog Hollow, which is still used colloquially and is the source of the Carle Place Union Free School District's mascot.[9][10]


U.S. Census map of Carle Place.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.935 square miles (2.42 km2), all land.[1][4]

The villages bordering Carle Place are Mineola, Garden City, and Westbury.[11] Carle Place also borders the part of Uniondale formerly known as East Garden City, an unincorporated area of the Town of Hempstead.[11]

Carle Place's southern border runs along Old Country Road, while its eastern border runs along Carle Road.[11]

The southern border also makes up part of the border between North Hempstead and Hempstead.[11]

Most of the western border runs along the path of the former Long Island Motor Parkway.


Carle Place is considered a bedroom community of the City of New York.[11] As such, many residents commute to/from New York for work.[12] The hamlet also consists of areas of varying sizes zoned for commercial, retail, and industrial uses.[11]

Additionally, Carle Place is the headquarters of 1-800 Flowers.[13]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

2010 Census[edit]

As of the 2010 census[15] The make up of the population was 77.9% Non-Hispanic white, 2.1% Black or African American, 7.9% Asian, 3.8% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.1% of the population.

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[16] there were 5,247 people, 1,900 households, and 1,371 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,155.2/km2 (5,572.9/mi2). The Town is known for being one square mile (2.6 km2). There were 1,922 housing units at an average density of 789.5/km2 (2,041.4/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.88% White, 1.89% African American, 0.02% Native American, 5.45% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.47% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.78% of the population.

There were 1,900 households, out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $70,938, and the median income for a family was $85,240. Males had a median income of $51,744 versus $37,344 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $31,624. About 3.4% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.


Carle Place has its own school district, which, though it includes small portions of the villages of Westbury and Mineola, is one of the smallest in New York state. It consists of three schools which adjoin each other on one large campus:[11]

The entirety of Carle Place is located within this district, thus meaning all children who reside within the hamlet and attend public schools go to Carle Place's schools.[11]


The Long Island Rail Road's Carle Place station is located within the hamlet.[11] It is located on the LIRR's Main Line.[11]


The historic Saint Mary's Chapel, located on Rushmore Ave.
  • St. Mary's Chapel – A historic church within the hamlet listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[17]

Notable people[edit]


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  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  3. ^ "Post Offices By County: Nassau County, New York". United States Postal Service. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
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  9. ^ Liotti, Village Justice Tom (2014-10-15). "Frog Hollow". The Westbury Times. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  10. ^ "Carle Place School District District | History of the Frog". Retrieved 2021-08-25.
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  12. ^ "Carle Place CDP, New York Profile". Archived from the original on 2021-08-25. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  13. ^ "Contact Us". Archived from the original on 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  15. ^ United States Census
  16. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  17. ^ "National Register Information System". Archived from the original on 2016-05-25. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
  18. ^ "WEDDINGS; Aimee Telsey, Richard Friesner". The New York Times. 1994-01-16. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  19. ^ Cannini, Chuck (2015-12-12). "Interview: Long Island Native Brendan Hay, Producer of Dawn of the Croods". LI Press. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  20. ^ Harvin, Al (1973-03-23). "Injuries Force Snell to Quit Football". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  21. ^ Schapiro, James (2021-05-07). "The Jester-King of Mets Twitter". Shea Bridge Report. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  22. ^ December 2015, Joe Bosso15 (2015-12-15). "Steve Vai: the 10 Records That Changed My Life". loudersound. Retrieved 2021-08-25.

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