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East Meadow, New York - Basic Facts

The East Meadow Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Nassau County at latitude 40.7201 and longitude -73.5589. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The formal official name is the East Meadow Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as East Meadow, New York.

The U5 Census Class Code for East Meadow indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Meadow: East Meadows.

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East Meadow, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 38,745
Population in Households 36,722
Population in Familes 32,117
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,023
Population Density1 6,146
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 12,676
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 9,571
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,804 (83.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,872 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 314 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $369,231
Average Home Value $378,327


Median Household Income $93,349
Average Household Income $113,791
Per Capita Income $37,840
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.38% 0.39%
Households 0.5% 0.47%
Families 0.31% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   3.25%
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, 2014 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 # 147 88th
Median Household Income # 249 79th
Per Capita Income # 358 70th

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