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Overview

Introduction to Hempstead, New York

Hempstead, New York, in Nassau county, is 19 miles E of New York, New York. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area with.

Hempstead History

Robert Fordham and John Carman met with the representatives of the Marsapeague, Matinecock, Mericock and Rekowake Indians in the present day village of Hempstead during the fall of 1643. They purchased the land from the tribes in order to establish a new community. Early settlers arrived in the village in the spring of 1644. The village was incorporated on May 6, 1853, and was named after the English town of Hemel Hempstead.

Hempstead and nearby Attractions

  • Jones Beach
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
  • Hofstra Museum
  • African American Museum
  • Rock Hall Museum

Things To Do In Hempstead

In Hempstead, you can visit the Brierley Park, Campbell Park, Jones Beach and the Kennedy Memorial Park. The Bay Park Golf Course is an ideal destination for the golfers. You can also spend your leisure hours at the Adventureland Amusement Park, Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Children's Museum of Manhattan. The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach is also a popular local spot.

Hempstead Transportation

International flights are available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Hempstead Higher Education

Hofstra University, Suburban Technical School, Franklin Career Institute and the Learning Institute for Beauty Sciences lie within the village.

People

Total Population 767,916
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 369,581
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 51.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.1%
Median Earnings25+ $49,895
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,674
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,310

Wealth

Median Family Income $108,888
% Above Poverty Level 93%
% Below Poverty Level 7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 16.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,484
Median House Value $407,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.5%
Irish 14.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hempstead Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 19 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11550
P.O. Box Zip Codes 11551
Company Zip Codes 11549
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.706
Longitude -73.619

Hempstead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MINEOLA
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lakeview 6,569 $112,564

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hempstead Public Libraries

Library
Hempstead Public Library
115 NICHOLS COURT
Hempstead, New York
(516) 481-6990

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Hempstead High Schools

HEMPSTEAD HS
201 PRESIDENT ST
516-292-7014
A Title I School.
Serves 1,821 students.

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