Floral Park, NY
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Floral Park is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 15,969 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Floral Park is the 118th largest community in New York. Floral Park has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Floral Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Floral Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Floral Park is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Floral Park is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Floral Park who work in office and administrative support (13.99%), management occupations (12.06%), and teaching (10.52%).

Also of interest is that Floral Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Floral Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Floral Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Floral Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Floral Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Floral Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.20 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small village, Floral Park has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Floral Park is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.80% of adults in Floral Park have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Floral Park in 2010 was $44,086, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,344 for a family of four.

Floral Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Floral Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Floral Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Floral Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.54% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Floral Park include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Floral Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.