Island Park, New York

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Island Park, New York
Village
Incorporated Village of Island Park
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
Island Park, New York is located in New York
Island Park, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°36′11″N 73°39′25″W / 40.60306°N 73.65694°W / 40.60306; -73.65694Coordinates: 40°36′11″N 73°39′25″W / 40.60306°N 73.65694°W / 40.60306; -73.65694
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau
Government
 • Mayor James Ruzika
 • Deputy Mayor

Stephen D'Esposito Trustees Irene Naudus Joseph Annarella

Henry Hastava
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 4,655
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11558
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-37847
GNIS feature ID 0953828
Website www.villageofislandpark.com

Island Park is a village located in Nassau County, New York in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 4,655.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

The village of Island Park is bordered on the west by a man-made canal running parallel to Suffolk Road. Its north, east, and southern border is delineated by the rails of the Long Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The Island Park LIRR station provides commuters with a direct link to New York City.

Even though it is an Island itself, Island Park is situated in the Long Island section of New York.

Government and politics[edit]

Politically, Republican John McCain won the village with 82% of the 2008 Presidential vote, defeating Democrat Barack Obama who received 18 %of the vote. The mayor is James Ruzicka.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,732 people, 1,685 households, and 1,199 families residing in the village. The population density was 12,865.7 people per square mile (4,937.9/km²). There were 1,740 housing units at an average density of 4,730.8 per square mile (1,815.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 89.05% White, 1.31% African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 4.63% from other races, and 3.44% from two or more races. 18.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[1]

There were 1,685 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.17.[1]

In the village the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.[1]

The median income for a household in the village was $57,813, and the median income for a family was $63,864. Males had a median income of $42,432 versus $29,593 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,116. 8.1% of the population and 4.5% of families were below the poverty line. 9.5% of those under the age of 18 and 11.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.[1]

Education[edit]

The Island Park Union Free School District provides education to all children in the Village of Island Park. Grades K-5 attend the Francis X. Hegarty School, and grades 6-8 attend Lincoln Orens Middle School. For high school, Island Park Students have the choice of attending Long Beach-Lido Beach High School or West Hempstead High School.

Parks[edit]

  • Masone Beach
  • Landgraf Playground
  • Village Hall Park
  • Radcliffe Passage Park
  • Arlington Walk
  • American Legion Triangle
  • Fire Department Triangle
  • Caroline Previdi Playground

Notable residents and active residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Alfonse M. D'Amato". New York Times. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 

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