Elmont, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Elmont, New York - Basic Facts

The Elmont Census Designated Place had a population of 34,144 as of July 1, 2018. Elmont 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 Elmont is located at latitude 40.6992 and longitude -73.7062 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Elmont Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Elmont Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389038) 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 Elmont Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elmont population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elmont: Foster's Meadow.

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Elmont, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 34,144
Population in Households 34,115
Population in Familes 29,737
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 10,014
Diversity Index2 81


Median Household Income $91,018
Average Household Income $110,578
Per Capita Income $32,205


Total Housing Units 10,489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,258 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,679 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 553 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $398,407
Average Home Value $424,022


Total Households 9,936
Average Household Size 3.43
Family Households 7,671
Average Family Size 4
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.24%
Households 0.05% 0.14%
Families -0.04% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Elmont, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elmont to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 32 97th
Population Density # 27 98th
Diversity Index # 33 97th
Median Household Income # 330 72nd
Per Capita Income # 615 49th

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