Uniondale, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Uniondale, New York - Basic Facts

The Uniondale Census Designated Place had a population of 25,463 as of July 1, 2016. Uniondale 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 Uniondale is located at latitude 40.702 and longitude -73.5909 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Uniondale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Uniondale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390417) 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 Uniondale Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Uniondale 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 Uniondale: East Meadow, Turtle Hook, Union Dale.

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


Total Population 25,463
Population in Households 24,805
Population in Familes 20,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 658
Population Density1 9,386
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 6,156
Average Household Size 4.03
Family Households 4,846
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 6,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,478 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,678 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 239 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $337,137
Average Home Value $348,521


Median Household Income $69,250
Average Household Income $88,695
Per Capita Income $22,262
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.38%
Households 0.19% 0.26%
Families 0.09% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Uniondale, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Uniondale 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 # 63 95th
Population Density1 # 36 97th
Diversity Index2 # 15 99th
Median Household Income # 448 63rd
Per Capita Income # 1026 14th

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