Hempstead, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hempstead, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Hempstead had a population of 54,752 as of July 1, 2016. Hempstead 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 Hempstead is located at latitude 40.7044 and longitude -73.6194 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Hempstead (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Village of Hempstead (GNIS ID: 2390888) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Hempstead is located within Town of Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hempstead population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hempstead: Hemsted.

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Hempstead, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 54,752
Population in Households 53,468
Population in Familes 41,625
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,284
Population Density1 14,863
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 15,311
Average Household Size 3.49
Family Households 10,918
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 16,290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,239 (38.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,072 (55.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 979 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $340,725
Average Home Value $368,556


Median Household Income $53,443
Average Household Income $71,827
Per Capita Income $20,829
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.31%
Households 0.08% 0.21%
Families -0.04% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Hempstead, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hempstead to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 15 99th
Population Density1 # 11 99th
Diversity Index2 # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 707 41st
Per Capita Income # 1109 7th

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