Hempstead, NY

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2022 Population
58,557
0.0427% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.6
0.85% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16%
7.18% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$80,350
7.59% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$421,300
17.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hempstead, NY had a population of 58.6k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $80,350. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hempstead, NY grew from 58,532 to 58,557, a 0.0427% increase and its median household income grew from $74,680 to $80,350, a 7.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hempstead, NY are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.2%), Other (Hispanic) (29%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.01%), White (Hispanic) (6.4%), and White (Non-Hispanic) (4.99%).

None of the households in Hempstead, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

78.2% of the residents in Hempstead, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hempstead, NY are Access Careers (467 degrees awarded in 2022), Long Island Beauty School-Hempstead (80 degrees), and Barber & Beauty Institute of New York (52 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Hempstead, NY was $421,300, and the homeownership rate was 44.2%.

Most people in Hempstead, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Hempstead, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hempstead, NY is home to a population of 58.6k people, from which 78.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 38.4% of Hempstead, NY residents were born outside of the country (22.5k people).

In 2022, there were 1.56 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.5k people) in Hempstead, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17k Other (Hispanic) and 4.69k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

78.2%
2022 Citizenship
78%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 78.2% of Hempstead, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hempstead, NY was 78%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hempstead, NY
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    26.5k ± 1.67k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    17k ± 2.08k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.69k ± 1.03k
45.4%
Hispanic Population
26.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.56 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.5k people) in Hempstead, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17k Other (Hispanic) and 4.69k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

45.4% of the people in Hempstead, NY are hispanic (26.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hempstead, NY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

38.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
22.5k people
38.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
22.7k people

As of 2022, 38.4% of Hempstead, NY residents (22.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hempstead, NY was 38.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    263 ± 101
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    129 ± 77
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    115 ± 74

Hempstead, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hempstead, NY employs 28.4k people. The largest industries in Hempstead, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,469 people), Retail Trade (3,628 people), and Construction (2,734 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($79,613), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($55,536), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,639).

Occupations

28.4k
2022 Value
± 1,464
4.31%
1 Year growth
± 7.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hempstead, NY grew at a rate of 4.31%, from 27.2k employees to 28.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hempstead, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,943 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2,852 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,507 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hempstead, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.4k
2022 Value
± 1,464
4.31%
1 Year growth
± 7.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hempstead, NY grew at a rate of 4.31%, from 27.2k employees to 28.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hempstead, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,469 people), Retail Trade (3,628 people), and Construction (2,734 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hempstead, NY, though some of these residents may live in Hempstead, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,078
Median earning men ± $2,925
$36,879
Median earning women ± $1,877

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($79,583), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,107), and Wholesale Trade ($50,754).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($83,300), Public Administration ($79,615), and Construction ($51,579).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Hempstead, NY awarded 599 degrees. The student population of Hempstead, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 70 male students and 389 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hempstead, NY are Black or African American (301 and 50.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (174 and 29.1%), White (53 and 8.88%), and Asian (42 and 7.04%).

The largest universities in Hempstead, NY by number of degrees awarded are Access Careers (467 and 78%), Long Island Beauty School-Hempstead (80 and 13.4%), and Barber & Beauty Institute of New York (52 and 8.68%).

The most popular majors in Hempstead, NY are Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (247 and 41.2%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (84 and 14%), and Medical Assistant (55 and 9.18%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hempstead, NY was $421,300 in 2022, which is 1.49 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $358,200 to $421,300, a 17.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Hempstead, NY is 44.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hempstead, NY have an average commute time of 32.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hempstead, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hempstead, NY is $80,350. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Hempstead, NY was Census Tract 4071.02 with a value of $144,243, followed by Census Tract 4072.04 and Census Tract 4071.01, with respective values of $116,667 and $109,938.

Property

$421,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,209
$7,528
Median Property Taxes
±$669

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hempstead, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

44.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 44.2% of the housing units in Hempstead, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4071.02
  2. Census Tract 4072.04
  3. Census Tract 4071.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hempstead, NY was Census Tract 4071.02 with a value of $144,243, followed by Census Tract 4072.04 and Census Tract 4071.01, with respective values of $116,667 and $109,938.

The following map shows all of the places in Hempstead, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$80,350
Median Household Income
± $8,669
17k
Number of Households
± 1,086

In 2022, the median household income of the 17k households in Hempstead, NY grew to $80,350 from the previous year's value of $74,680.

The following chart displays the households in Hempstead, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hempstead, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (56.5%)
  2. Public Transit (18.4%)
  3. Carpooled (14.4%)

In 2022, 56.5% of workers in Hempstead, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (18.4%) and those who carpooled to work (14.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hempstead, NY have a longer commute time (32.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.7% of the workforce in Hempstead, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hempstead, NY (9.21k out of 57.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hempstead, NY is Hispanic, followed by Black and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.9% of the population of Hempstead, NY has health coverage, with 34.7% on employee plans, 30.3% on Medicaid, 7.16% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 0.318% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Nassau County, NY see 696 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.571% decrease from the previous year (700 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 819 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 298 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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696 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nassau County, NY

Primary care physicians in Nassau County, NY see an average of 696 patients per year. This represents a 0.571% decrease from the previous year (700 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nassau County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.6% under 18 years, 25% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.1%
Uninsured
34.7%
Employer Coverage
30.3%
Medicaid
7.16%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
0.318%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hempstead, NY declined by 1.71% from 12.3% to 12.1%.

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