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Valley Stream, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Valley Stream had a population of 38,629 as of July 1, 2018. Valley Stream 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 Valley Stream is located at latitude 40.6643 and longitude -73.7085 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Valley Stream encompass a land area of 3.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Village of Valley Stream (GNIS ID: 2391182) 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 Valley Stream is located within Town of Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

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


Total Population 38,629
Population in Households 38,590
Population in Familes 34,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 11,101
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $96,634
Average Household Income $115,482
Per Capita Income $36,905


Total Housing Units 12,864 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,741 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,593 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 530 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $403,697
Average Home Value $436,282


Total Households 12,334
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 9,567
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.36% 0.28%
Households 0.14% 0.19%
Families 0.03% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Valley Stream, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Stream 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 # 27 98th
Population Density # 20 98th
Diversity Index # 30 98th
Median Household Income # 299 75th
Per Capita Income # 480 60th

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