East Meadow, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Meadow, New York - Basic Facts

The East Meadow Census Designated Place had a population of 38,931 as of July 1, 2015. East Meadow ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Meadow is located at latitude 40.7201 and longitude -73.5589 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the East Meadow Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The East Meadow Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389441) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The East Meadow Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Meadow population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Meadow: East Meadows.

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East Meadow, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 38,931
Population in Households 36,944
Population in Familes 32,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,987
Population Density1 6,176
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 12,709
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 9,618
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,069 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,830 (82.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,879 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 360 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $399,246
Average Home Value $406,207


Median Household Income $98,029
Average Household Income $112,855
Per Capita Income $37,439
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.37%
Households 0.45% 0.41%
Families 0.35% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


East Meadow, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Meadow to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 26 98th
Population Density1 # 91 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 145 88th
Median Household Income # 242 80th
Per Capita Income # 378 68th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.