Williston Park, New York

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official_name = Williston Park, New York
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subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Nassau
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population_total = 7261
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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Williston Park is an incorporated village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 7,261 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Williston Park is in the Town of North Hempstead.


Williston Park is located at coor dms|40|45|29|N|73|38|45|W|city (40.758045, -73.645942)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


Williston Park was founded in 1926 when 195 acres of land were purchased by New York City developer William Chatlos. Chatlos was seeking to create an affordable, planned community for New York City residents wishing to move to the suburbs. Later that year, residents of the village voted to break with the residents of East Williston and formally incorporate the village. Williston Park is named for Samuel Willis, a settler who came to the area in the late 17th century. The home of one of Willis's family members stood in the village until the 1950s. The village's current mayor is Ludwig A. Odierna. The Village Board consists of Deputy Mayor Ann Marie Smith, Kevin Dunn, Bill Darmstat, and Beth Spodsendout. All are members of the Representative Party.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,261 people, 2,612 households, and 1,959 families residing in the village. The population density was 11,564.8 people per square mile (4,450.0/km²). There were 2,668 housing units at an average density of 4,249.4/sq mi (1,635.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 90.22% White, 0.40% African American, 0.06% Native American, 6.98% Asian, 1.35% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.31% of the population.

There were 2,612 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $70,737, and the median income for a family was $83,223. Males had a median income of $52,445 versus $37,220 for females. The per capita income for the village was $29,521. About 0.3% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Residents

*John D. Caemmerer - Former NY State Senator (deceased)
*John Kiernan - Former Town Supervisor, Town of North Hempstead

Major Political Parties

*Representative Party, The party currently has control over all offices in the Village Board.
*Integrity Party, The former controlling party no longer controls any major elected office.


The town is served by two school districts. One is the Herricks Union Free School District and the other is the Mineola Union Free School District.

Cross Street Elementary School, part of the Mineola Union Free School District, served until 1996 as the police academy for the Nassau County Police Department.

The town has the [http://www.nassaulibrary.org/williston/ Williston Park Public Library] of the Nassau Library System.

Fire Protection

A volunteer Fire Department, with an authorized membership of 105 volunteers answers the call of the Village sirens and home alert alarms twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Fire fighting equipment consists of two pumpers, a ladder truck, a flood-light truck and 2 emergency service vehicles. All vehicles are radio equipped. The current Chief of the Department is William Shannon.


External links

* [http://www.willistonpark.org/ Village of Williston Park]
* [http://www.chamberofthewillistons.org/ Chamber of Commerce of the Willistons]

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