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 5,601 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Hempstead: Hempstead, Kakiat, Keckyate, Kukiat.

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New Hempstead, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,601
Daytime Population: Workers 829
Daytime Population: Residents 3,287
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,116
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 5,311
Population in Familes 4,954
Population in Group Qrtrs 290
Population Density2 1,963
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $114,182
Average Household Income $133,532
Per Capita Income $32,832


Total Housing Units 1,397 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,178 (84.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $473,218
Average Home Value $515,917


Total Households 1,362
Average Household Size 3.9
Family Households 1,185
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.21% 0.98%
Households 1.02% 0.89%
Families 0.82% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

New Hempstead, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Hempstead to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 322 73rd
Population Density # 425 65th
Diversity Index # 109 91st
Median Household Income # 141 88th
Per Capita Income # 547 54th

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