Franklin Square is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The hamlet is an unincorporated area in the Town of Hempstead. The population was 29,320 at the 2010 census.
Franklin Square is located at 40°42′6″N 73°40′36″W / 40.70167°N 73.67667°W / 40.70167; -73.67667 (40.701722, -73.676549).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km), all land. Franklin Square is bordered on the north by Stewart Manor, northeast by Garden City and Garden City South, southwest by North Valley Stream, east by West Hempstead, and west by Elmont.
As of the 2010 census the population was 29,320. The makeup of the population was 75.1% Non-Hispanic White, 3.2% African American, 0.11% Native American, 7.2% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.75% from other races, and 2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.3% of the population.
As of the census of 2000, there were 29,342 people, 10,187 households, and 7,833 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 10,169.2 per square mile (3,920.1/km²). There were 10,364 housing units at an average density of 3,591.9/sq mi (1,384.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.97% White, 0.99% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.75% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.89% of the population.
There were 10,187 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. Of all households 19.9% were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $80,164, and the median income for a family was $87,485 as of a 2007. Males had a median income of $50,805 versus $35,207 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,149. About 3.7% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
Franklin Square has large Italian-American (40%), Irish-American (16%) and German-American (11%) populations. The growing Jewish population is served by one Conservative and seven Orthodox synagogues. An eruv surrounds most of Franklin Square and adjoining West Hempstead.
Franklin Square New York neighborhoods include: Ferngate Dr, Franklin Square, Garden City South, Morton Ave, Park Lane, Willow