Island Park, New York

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Island Park, New York
Incorporated Village of Island Park
A welcome sign to Island Park.
A welcome sign to Island Park.
Official seal of Island Park, New York
Motto: 
"Together we are better!"
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Island Park, New York is located in Long Island
Island Park, New York
Location within the state of New York
Island Park, New York is located in New York
Island Park, New York
Island Park, New York (New York)
Island Park, New York is located in the United States
Island Park, New York
Island Park, New York (the United States)
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 County, New York
incorporated1926
Government
 • MayorMichael G. McGinty
 • Deputy MayorMatthew Graci
 • TrusteesIrene Naudus
Robert Tice
Barbara A. Volpe-Ried
Area
 • Total0.45 sq mi (1.15 km2)
 • Land0.45 sq mi (1.15 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
12 ft ft (0 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,928
 • Density11,074.16/sq mi (4,278.35/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 ((EDT))
ZIP code
11558
Area code516
FIPS code36-37847
GNIS feature ID0953828
Websitewww.villageofislandpark.com

Island Park is a village located in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 4,655 at the 2010 census.[2]

History[edit]

Island Park was developed by the Island Park-Long Beach Company as a resort community in the 1920s, after previous development plans were cancelled due to World War I.[3][4]

Island Park incorporated itself as a village in 1926. Its first mayor was Charles N. Talbot, who served in that capacity for 12 years.[3][4]

In the 1950s, there was a proposal in which Island Park would have annexed the adjacent hamlet of Harbor Isle.[5][6][7] The proposal was ultimately was defeated, and to this day, Harbor Isle remains an unincorporated hamlet governed by the Town of Hempstead.[7][8]

Geography[edit]

U.S. Census map of Island Park.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.[2]

The Village of Island Park is part of the Outer Barrier of Long Island and is bordered on the west by a man-made canal running parallel to Suffolk Road. Its northern, eastern, and southern borders are delineated by the rails of the Long Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19301,002
19401,53152.8%
19502,03132.7%
19604,01497.6%
19705,89146.8%
19804,201−28.7%
19903,092−26.4%
20002,987−3.4%
20102,032−32.0%
20204,928142.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,032 people, 1,603 households, and 1,872 families residing in the village. The population density was 8,865.7 people per square mile (4,937.9/km2). There were 1,715 housing units. The median home value was $721,600. The racial makeup of the village was 94.6% White, 1.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races. 1.8% were from two or more races. 2.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[2] The primary ethnicities are Italian and Irish.

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.[2]

In the village, the population was spread out, with 22.1% aged 19 and under, 6.1% from 20 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.8 years. Female population was 51.1% and male population was 49.9%.[2]

The median income for a household in the village was $162,500, and the median income for a family was $192,765. Males had a median income of $157,018 versus $177,764 for the female population per capita income. The per capita for the village was $28,149. 8.6% of the population and 0.1% of families were below the poverty line. 0.01% of those people were under the age of 18 and 11.1% were 65 and older.[2]

Government[edit]

Mayor Michael McGinty addressing the crowd at a summer concert at Masone Beach. The Village Board is behind.

The community of Island Park is run by the Incorporated Village of Island Park which performs the majority of municipal services for residents, businesses and other community organizations. The Village is controlled by a 5 member village board which consists of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and three trustees, all of whom serve four year terms.[11] The board votes on all resolutions in the village and are chiefly responsible for all municipal operations. The Village Clerk runs the day to day operations of the Village and acts as a supervisor for all Village staff.[11]

As of May 2022, the Mayor of Island Park is Michael G. McGinty, the Deputy Mayor is Matthew Graci, and the Village Trustees are Irene P. Naudus, Robert Tice, and Barbara A. Volpe-Ried.[12]

Education[edit]

Island Park is located entirely within the boundaries of the Island Park Union Free School District, which provides education to all children in the Village of Island Park who attend public schools through grade 8.[9][13] Students in grades K-4 attend the Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School, and those in grades 5-8 attend Lincoln Orens Middle School. Children in grades 9–12 used to have the choice of attending either Long Beach High School or West Hempstead High School.[9][13] Now, they just attend Long Beach

Transportation[edit]

The Island Park station on the Long Island Rail Road's Long Beach Branch provides commuters with a direct link to New York City.[9]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Our History". Island Park. Retrieved 2022-05-05.
  4. ^ a b Winsche, Richard (October 1, 1999). The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Interlaken, New York: Empire State Books. ISBN 978-1557871541.
  5. ^ "Town Board Mulls Question Of Harbor Isle Annexation". Newsday. January 23, 1952. p. 29 – via ProQuest.
  6. ^ "Island Park Will Seek Vote On Harbor Isle Annexation". Newsday. January 21, 1952. p. 14 – via ProQuest.
  7. ^ a b "Plan New Action in Court As Town Nixes Harbor Isle Plea". Newsday. February 20, 1952. p. 45 – via ProQuest.
  8. ^ "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". www.longislandindexmaps.org. Retrieved 2021-08-19.
  9. ^ a b c d "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". www.longislandindexmaps.org. Retrieved 2022-05-05.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Welcome to the Incorporated Village of Island Park, NY". Island Park. Retrieved 2022-05-05.
  12. ^ "Village Officials". Island Park. Retrieved 2022-05-05.
  13. ^ a b "Home Page - Island Park Public Schools". www.ips.k12.ny.us. Retrieved 2022-05-05.
  14. ^ Barone, Michael; Ujifusa, Grant (1987). The Almanac of American Politics 1988. National Journal. p. 795.
  15. ^ "Video: Comedian Tim Dillon In Studio". 102.9 WMGK. 2018-10-06. Retrieved 2022-05-05.
  16. ^ Gates, Anita. "John Good, Architect of F.B.I.'s Abscam Sting Operation, Dies at 80", The New York Times, October 18, 2016. Accessed October 19, 2016. "John F. Good, who developed and directed the F.B.I.'s Abscam investigation, resulting in grainy black-and-white videotapes on the evening news that showed elected officials accepting bags and envelopes of cash from what appeared to be an Arab sheikh, died on Sept. 28 at his home in Island Park, N.Y."
  17. ^ Halcyon Days In Island Park New York Times Retrieved 2014-10-08.

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