Hempstead, NY

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2020 Population
55,153
0.266% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
35.2
3.83% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.8%
6.17% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$68,946
10.2% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$339,500
5.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Hempstead, NY had a population of 55.2k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $68,946. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Hempstead, NY declined from 55,300 to 55,153, a −0.266% decrease and its median household income grew from $62,569 to $68,946, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hempstead, NY are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.5%), Other (Hispanic) (30.7%), White (Hispanic) (7.78%), White (Non-Hispanic) (5.58%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.87%).

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.

77.7% of the residents in Hempstead, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hempstead, NY are Access Careers (393 degrees awarded in 2020), Long Island Beauty School-Hempstead (38 degrees), and Barber & Beauty Institute of New York (29 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Hempstead, NY was $339,500, and the homeownership rate was 43.8%.

Most people in Hempstead, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Hempstead, NY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Hempstead, NY is home to a population of 55.2k people, from which 77.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 41.4% of Hempstead, NY residents were born outside of the country (22.9k people).

In 2020, there were 1.48 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.1k people) in Hempstead, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.9k Other (Hispanic) and 4.29k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

77.7%
2020 Citizenship
75.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 77.7% of Hempstead, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Hempstead, NY was 75.3%, 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)
    25.1k ± 1.45k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    16.9k ± 1.81k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.29k ± 965
44.7%
Hispanic Population
24.6k people

In 2020, there were 1.48 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.1k people) in Hempstead, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.9k Other (Hispanic) and 4.29k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

44.7% of the people in Hempstead, NY are hispanic (24.6k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

41.4%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
22.9k people
41%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
22.8k people

As of 2018, 41.4% of Hempstead, NY residents (22.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hempstead, NY was 41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    227 ± 103
  2. Vietnam
    176 ± 102
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    97 ± 67

Hempstead, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Hempstead, NY employs 26k people. The largest industries in Hempstead, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,188 people), Retail Trade (3,234 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,071 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,250), Public Administration ($66,840), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,875).

Occupations

26k
2020 Value
± 1,258
−3.03%
1 Year decline
± 6.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hempstead, NY declined at a rate of −3.03%, from 26.8k employees to 26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hempstead, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,974 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,412 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2,321 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

26k
2020 Value
± 1,258
−3.03%
1 Year decline
± 6.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hempstead, NY declined at a rate of −3.03%, from 26.8k employees to 26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hempstead, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,188 people), Retail Trade (3,234 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,071 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

$37,030
Median earning men ± $2,848
$32,213
Median earning women ± $1,632

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($81,953), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,821), and Information ($61,167).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($64,298), Construction ($59,970), and Manufacturing ($42,100).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New York. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $140B
  2. $74.5B
  3. $67.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $140B, followed by Electronics ($74.5B) and Mixed freight ($67.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$818B
2020 Value in New York
$1.62T
Projected 2050 Value in New York
98% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $818B. This is expected to increase 98% to $1.62T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $67.2B
  2. $49.9B
  3. $31.3B

In 2020, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $67.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $49.9B and California and $31.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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 27 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 27 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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In 2020, universities in Hempstead, NY awarded 460 degrees. The student population of Hempstead, NY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 86 male students and 186 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hempstead, NY are Black or African American (260 and 56.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (114 and 24.8%), White (38 and 8.26%), and Asian (34 and 7.39%).

The largest universities in Hempstead, NY by number of degrees awarded are Access Careers (393 and 85.4%), Long Island Beauty School-Hempstead (38 and 8.26%), and Barber & Beauty Institute of New York (29 and 6.3%).

The most popular majors in Hempstead, NY are Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (247 and 53.7%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (82 and 17.8%), and Medical Assistant (40 and 8.7%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.36% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.5% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.01M), Bachelors Degree (3.13M), and Some college (2.8M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Hempstead, NY was $339,500 in 2020, which is 1.48 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $321,200 to $339,500, a 5.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Hempstead, NY is 43.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Hempstead, NY have an average commute time of 32.7 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 $68,946. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Hempstead, NY was Census Tract 4071.02 with a value of $115,048, followed by Census Tract 4072.04 and Census Tract 4071.01, with respective values of $93,885 and $93,684.

Property

$339,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,169
$7,143
Median Property Taxes
±$538

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Hempstead, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

43.8%
Homeownership
2020
60.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 43.8% of the housing units in Hempstead, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40.8%.

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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 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hempstead, NY was Census Tract 4071.02 with a value of $115,048, followed by Census Tract 4072.04 and Census Tract 4071.01, with respective values of $93,885 and $93,684.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$68,946
Median Household Income
± $5,519
16.3k
Number of Households
± 1,049

In 2020, the median household income of the 16.3k households in Hempstead, NY grew to $68,946 from the previous year's value of $62,569.

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
2020 Wage GINI in New York
0.497
2019 Wage GINI in New York

In 2020, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.645% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (59%)
  2. Public Transit (20.5%)
  3. Carpooled (12.4%)

In 2020, 59% of workers in Hempstead, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (20.5%) and those who carpooled to work (12.4%).

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

32.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hempstead, NY have a longer commute time (32.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.29% of the workforce in Hempstead, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hempstead, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hempstead, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hempstead, NY (9.62k out of 54.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

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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88% of the population of Hempstead, NY has health coverage, with 36% on employee plans, 28% on Medicaid, 8.06% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 0.384% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New York was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Nassau County, NY see 700 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.23% decrease from the previous year (716 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 803 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 319 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New York, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

Primary care physicians in Nassau County, NY see an average of 700 patients per year. This represents a 2.23% decrease from the previous year (716 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New York across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.4% under 18 years, 22.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
36%
Employer Coverage
28%
Medicaid
8.06%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
0.384%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hempstead, NY declined by 13.3% from 13.8% to 12%.

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