New Hempstead, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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New Hempstead, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of New Hempstead had a population of 5,481 as of July 1, 2015. New Hempstead ranks in the upper quartile for 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 New Hempstead is located at latitude 41.1457 and longitude -74.051 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the Village of New Hempstead (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 581 feet.

The Village of New Hempstead (GNIS ID: 2391010) 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 New Hempstead is located within Town of Ramapo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Hempstead 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 New Hempstead: Hempstead, Kakiat, Keckyate, Kukiat.

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New Hempstead, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,481
Population in Households 5,185
Population in Familes 4,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 296
Population Density1 1,921
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 1,339
Average Household Size 3.87
Family Households 1,170
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,156 (83.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 183 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $380,220
Average Home Value $381,510


Median Household Income $110,622
Average Household Income $142,264
Per Capita Income $33,831
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 1.17%
Households 1.09% 1.14%
Families 0.89% 1.1%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   2.86%
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.


New Hempstead, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Hempstead 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 # 326 73rd
Population Density1 # 431 64th
Diversity Index2 # 106 91st
Median Household Income # 150 87th
Per Capita Income # 457 62nd

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