Nassau County, NY

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Population

1.37M

0.589% growth

Median Age

41.5


Median Household Income

$108,133

2.14% growth

Poverty Rate

5.85%


Number of Employees

693,226

1.73% growth

Median Property Value

$489,900

3.81% growth

About

In 2017, Nassau County, NY had a population of 1.37M people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $108,133. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Nassau County, NY grew from 1.36M to 1.37M, a 0.589% increase and its median household income grew from $105,870 to $108,133, a 2.14% increase.

The population of Nassau County, NY is 59.6% White Alone, 17.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 11.1% Black or African American Alone. 28.5% of the people in Nassau County, NY speak a non-English language, and 91.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Nassau County, NY are Nassau Community College (3,510 degrees awarded in 2016), Hofstra University (3,036 degrees), and New York Institute of Technology (2,529 degrees).

The median property value in Nassau County, NY is $489,900, and the homeownership rate is 80.1%. Most people in Nassau County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Nassau County, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Nassau County, NY employs 693k people. The largest industries in Nassau County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (112,500 people), Educational Services (91,541 people), and Retail Trade (69,353 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($100,554), Utilities ($91,458), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,117).

Median household income in Nassau County, NY is $108,133. Males in Nassau County, NY have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,672. The income inequality in Nassau County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$108,133

2017 value

± $2,724

2.14%

1 Year Growth

± 3.05%

Households in Nassau County, NY have a median annual income of $108,133, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $105,870 in 2016, which represents a 2.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,550

Average Male Salary

± $1,168

$60,672

Average Female Salary

± $854

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.29 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

    $67,169 ± $870

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $62,618 ± $15,800

  3. Asian

    $62,444 ± $2,225

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.499

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.375% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5177.05

  2. Census Tract 5177.01

  3. Census Tract 3015

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nassau County, NY was Census Tract 5177.05 with a value of $225,208, followed by Census Tract 5177.01 and Census Tract 3015, with respective values of $220,208 and $216,563.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Nassau County, 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

5.85% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nassau County, NY (78.7k out of 1.34M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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. White

    39,038 ± 1,349

  2. Hispanic

    26,528 ± 1,240

  3. Black

    13,960 ± 937

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nassau County, NY is White, followed by Hispanic 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

693k

2017 Value

± 13,158

1.73%

1 Year growth

± 2.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nassau County, NY grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 681k employees to 693k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nassau County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (88,003 people), Management Occupations (82,893 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (79,909 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nassau County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Nassau County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (88,003 people), Management Occupations (82,893 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (79,909 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nassau County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.35 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.92 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Nassau County, NY, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($101,194), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($100,456), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($98,800).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

693k

2017 Value

± 13,158

1.73%

1 Year growth

± 2.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nassau County, NY grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 681k employees to 693k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nassau County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (112,500 people), Educational Services (91,541 people), and Retail Trade (69,353 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nassau County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Nassau County, 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 Nassau County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (112,500 people), Educational Services (91,541 people), and Retail Trade (69,353 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nassau County, NY has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.6 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.45 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Nassau County, NY, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($100,554), Utilities ($91,458), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,117).

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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. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

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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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% 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. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

95.2% of the population of Nassau County, NY has health coverage, with 59.5% on employee plans, 10% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.232% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Nassau County, NY 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 2.19% 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

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 neighboring states.

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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

4.8%

Uninsured

59.5%

Employer Coverage

10%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

0.232%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nassau County, NY grew by 13.3% from 4.24% to 4.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Nassau County, 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Nassau County, NY is home to a population of 1.37M people, from which 91.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 21.9% of Nassau County, NY residents were born outside of the country (300k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Nassau County, NY is composed of 816k White Alone residents (59.6%), 235k Hispanic or Latino residents (17.2%), 152k Black or African American Alone residents (11.1%), 134k Asian Alone residents (9.76%), 23k Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 7.77k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.568%), 1.46k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.107%), and 100 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0073%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Nassau County, NY are Spanish (169,409 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (28,052 speakers), and Italian (17,908 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Nassau County, NY was 41.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Nassau County, NY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Nassau County, NY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

300k people

21.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

296k people

As of 2017, 21.9% of Nassau County, NY residents (300k 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 Nassau County, NY was 21.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    527,485 ± 17,593 people

  2. China

    441,157 ± 16,125 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,203 ± 11,935 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 527,485 New York residents, followed by China with 441,157 and Jamaica with 239,203.

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Citizenship

91.9%

2017 Citizenship

91.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.9% of Nassau County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Nassau County, NY was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    816k ± 1.3k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    235k ± 13.1k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    152k ± 3.47k

In 2017, there were 3.47 times more White Alone residents (816k people) in Nassau County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 235k Hispanic or Latino and 152k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Nassau County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    169,409 speakers (13.1%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    28,052 speakers (2.17%)

  3. Italian

    17,908 speakers (1.38%)

28.5% of Nassau County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Nassau County, NY was Spanish. 13.1% of the overall population of Nassau County, NY are native Spanish speakers. 2.17% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.38% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    14,612 ± 1,748

  2. Korea

    6,849 ± 1,121

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,049 ± 1,041

Nassau County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Nassau County, NY awarded 19,413 degrees. The student population of Nassau County, NY is skewed towards women, with 29,437 male students and 40,015 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Nassau County, NY are White (8,784 and 50.1%), followed by Black or African American (2,782 and 15.9%), Hispanic or Latino (2,726 and 15.6%), and Unknown (1,452 and 8.29%).

The largest universities in Nassau County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Nassau Community College (3,510 and 18.1%), Hofstra University (3,036 and 15.6%), and New York Institute of Technology (2,529 and 13%).

The most popular majors in Nassau County, NY are Humanistic Studies (1,644 and 8.47%), General Business Administration & Management (1,299 and 6.69%), and Registered Nursing (904 and 4.66%).

The median tuition costs in Nassau County, NY are $30,960 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 751 degrees awarded

  2. 560 degrees awarded

  3. 476 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Nassau County, NY was Registered Nursing with 751 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Nassau County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,510 degrees awarded

  2. 3,036 degrees awarded

  3. 2,529 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$30,960

Median Private

In 2016, the Nassau County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Nassau Community College with 3,510 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,099

Degrees Awarded to Men

12,314

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7,099 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Nassau County, NY, which is 0.576 times less than the 12,314 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Nassau County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,784 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2,782 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,726 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Nassau County, NY were to White students. These 8,784 degrees mean that there were 3.16 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,782 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nassau County, NY was $489,900 in 2017, which is 2.25 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $471,900 to $489,900, a 3.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Nassau County, NY is 80.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Nassau County, NY have an average commute time of 34.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nassau County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$108,133

Median Household Income

± $2,724

447k

Number of Households

± 9,877

In 2017, the median household income of the 447k households in Nassau County, NY grew to $108,133 from the previous year's value of $105,870.

The following chart displays the households in Nassau County, 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$489,900

2017 Median

± $4,100

$471,900

2016 Median

± $3,886

In 2017, the median property value in Nassau County, NY grew to to $489,900 from the previous year's value of $471,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Nassau County, 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 Nassau County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Nassau County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nassau County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

80.1%

2017 Homeownership

80.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.1% of the housing units in Nassau County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Nassau County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Nassau County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

34.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nassau County, NY have a longer commute time (34.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 7.48% of the workforce in Nassau County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.3%

  2. Public Transit

    16.2%

  3. Carpooled

    6.88%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Nassau County, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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