South Hempstead, New York

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South Hempstead, New York

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High Points

South Hempstead strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy South Hempstead Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy South Hempstead Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy South Hempstead Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy South Hempstead Racial Diversity
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy South Hempstead People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% South Hempstead Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% South Hempstead Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% South Hempstead College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of South Hempstead, New York

Comparing South Hempstead to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 10 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
College Educated Adults 10 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Housing Recently Built 2 5
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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South Hempstead Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles S of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11550
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.68
Longitude -73.615

South Hempstead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.6 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
Distance 6.4 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
Distance 19.7 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
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South Hempstead Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,188 100%
Male 1,541 48.3%
Female 1,647 51.7%
Under 18 864 27.1%
18+ 2,324 72.9%
65+ 421 13.2%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 3.4
White 2,544 79.8%
African-American 386 12.1%
Asian 80 2.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 111 3.5%
Mixed Race 63 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 303 9.5%

South Hempstead Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 21.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.7%
Irish 18%
German 10.4%
Russian 3.8%
Jamaican 3.5%
US/American 3.4%
Polish 3.2%
English 2.9%
Greek 1.8%
Austrian 1.4%
Guyanese 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Hungarian 1.1%
Swedish 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
Syrian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
British West Indian 0.6%
West Indian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Cypriot 0.4%
African 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Hempstead 3,188 $85,259
Baldwin 23,455 $78,400
Hempstead 56,554 $46,675
North Merrick 11,844 $85,190
Rockville Centre 24,568 $103,315
Roosevelt 15,854 $56,380
Uniondale 23,011 $67,264
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