Hempstead, NY

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Population

55,698

0.44% growth

Poverty Rate

20.2%


Median Age

33.9


Median Household Income

$58,476

3.98% growth

Number of Employees

26,590

1.61% decline

Median Property Value

$308,800

0.619% growth

About

In 2017, Hempstead, NY had a population of 55.7k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $58,476. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hempstead, NY grew from 55,454 to 55,698, a 0.44% increase and its median household income grew from $56,239 to $58,476, a 3.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hempstead, NY are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44.7%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (32.4%), White (Hispanic) (8.67%), White (Non-Hispanic) (5.12%), and Two or More Races (Hispanic) (3.5%). N/A% of the people in Hempstead, NY speak a non-English language, and 73% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hempstead, NY are Access Careers (452 degrees awarded in 2017), Long Island Beauty School-Hempstead (67 degrees), and Long Island Barber Institute (53 degrees).

The median property value in Hempstead, NY is $308,800, and the homeownership rate is 43.4%. Most people in Hempstead, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Hempstead, NY is 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Hempstead, NY employs 26.6k people. The largest industries in Hempstead, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,888 people), Retail Trade (3,509 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,702 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,961), Public Administration ($65,147), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,104).

Median household income in Hempstead, NY is $58,476. Males in Hempstead, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Hempstead, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,476

2017 value

± $3,101

3.98%

1 Year Growth

± 7.5%

Households in Hempstead, NY have a median annual income of $58,476, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,239 in 2016, which represents a 3.98% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hempstead, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4072.03

  2. Census Tract 4071.02

  3. Census Tract 4071.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hempstead, NY was Census Tract 4072.03 with a value of $86,875, followed by Census Tract 4071.02 and Census Tract 4071.01, with respective values of $86,505 and $73,359.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hempstead, NY (11.1k out of 54.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    6,003 ± 561

  2. Other

    4,334 ± 508

  3. Black

    4,312 ± 479

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

26.6k

2017 Value

± 1,183

-1.61%

1 Year decline

± 6.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hempstead, NY declined at a rate of -1.61%, from 27k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hempstead, NY, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3,289 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,047 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,712 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hempstead, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hempstead, NY, by number of employees, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3,289 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,047 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,712 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hempstead, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3.15 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.19 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hempstead, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($97,500), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($82,424), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($81,719).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.6k

2017 Value

± 1,183

-1.61%

1 Year decline

± 6.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hempstead, NY declined at a rate of -1.61%, from 27k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hempstead, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,888 people), Retail Trade (3,509 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,702 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Hempstead, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,888 people), Retail Trade (3,509 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,702 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hempstead, NY has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.58 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.48 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hempstead, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,961), Public Administration ($65,147), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,104).

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Domestic Trade

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. $72.7B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $50B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $72.7B, followed by Electronics ($54.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($50B).

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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$615B

2020 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

38.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $615B. This is expected to increase 38.9% to $854B by 2045.

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. $37.7B

  2. $32.1B

  3. $20.7B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $37.7B, followed by Pennsylvania with $32.1B and Connecticut and $20.7B.

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

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Health

81.3% of the population of Hempstead, NY has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 29.5% on Medicaid, 6.71% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.295% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hempstead, NY see 700 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.19% increase from the previous year (685 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 836 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 365 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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700 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Nassau County, NY see an average of 700 patients per year. This represents a 2.19% increase from the previous year (685 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

18.7%

Uninsured

34.5%

Employer Coverage

29.5%

Medicaid

6.71%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

0.295%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hempstead, NY declined by 8.34% from 20.4% to 18.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hempstead, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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Diversity

Hempstead, NY is home to a population of 55.7k people, from which 73% are citizens. As of 2017, 41% of Hempstead, NY residents were born outside of the country (22.8k people).

In 2017, there were 1.38 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.9k people) in Hempstead, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18k Some Other Race (Hispanic) and 4.83k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

22

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hempstead, NY was 33.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Hempstead, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hempstead, NY residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

22.8k people

41%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

22.7k people

As of 2017, 41% of Hempstead, NY residents (22.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hempstead, NY was 41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

73%

2017 Citizenship

72.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 73% of Hempstead, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hempstead, NY was 72.5%, 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)

    24.9k ± 1.19k

  2. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    18k ± 1.48k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    4.83k ± 804

In 2017, there were 1.38 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.9k people) in Hempstead, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18k Some Other Race (Hispanic) and 4.83k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    336 ± 116

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    226 ± 107

  3. Korea

    84 ± 55

Hempstead, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Hempstead, NY awarded 572 degrees. The student population of Hempstead, NY is skewed towards women, with 43 male students and 141 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hempstead, NY are Black or African American (288 and 50.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (145 and 25.6%), White (80 and 14.1%), and Asian (38 and 6.71%).

The largest universities in Hempstead, NY by number of degrees awarded are Access Careers (452 and 79%), Long Island Beauty School-Hempstead (67 and 11.7%), and Long Island Barber Institute (53 and 9.27%).

The most popular majors in Hempstead, NY are Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (354 and 61.9%), General Cosmetology (67 and 11.7%), and Barbering (53 and 9.27%).

The median tuition costs in Hempstead, NY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hempstead, NY was Barbering with 53 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hempstead, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 452 degrees awarded

  2. 67 degrees awarded

  3. 53 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Hempstead, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Access Careers with 452 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

82

Degrees Awarded to Men

490

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 82 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hempstead, NY, which is 0.167 times less than the 490 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    288 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    145 degrees awarded

  3. White

    80 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hempstead, NY were to Black or African American students. These 288 degrees mean that there were 1.99 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 145 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hempstead, NY was $308,800 in 2017, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $306,900 to $308,800, a 0.619% increase. The homeownership rate in Hempstead, NY is 43.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hempstead, NY have an average commute time of 31.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hempstead, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$308,800

2017 Median

± $9,115

$306,900

2016 Median

± $10,157

In 2017, the median property value in Hempstead, NY grew to to $308,800 from the previous year's value of $306,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hempstead, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hempstead, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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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.

$58,476

Median Household Income

± $3,101

15.7k

Number of Households

± 802

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.7k households in Hempstead, NY grew to $58,476 from the previous year's value of $56,239.

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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hempstead, NY 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

43.4%

2017 Homeownership

41.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.4% of the housing units in Hempstead, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 41.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hempstead, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hempstead, NY have a longer commute time (31.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.53% of the workforce in Hempstead, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    56.4%

  2. Public Transit

    23.3%

  3. Carpooled

    12.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hempstead, NY was Drove Alone (56.4%), followed by those who Public Transit (23.3%) and those who Carpooled (12.1%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

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 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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