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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population768,708
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+373,844
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married51%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.8%
Median Earnings25+$50,388
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,766
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,607

Wealth

Median Family Income$112,517
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation17.2%

Housing

People Living Alone19.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,494
Median House Value$411,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.4%
Italian18.6%
Irish14.1%
German8.5%
West Indian6.3%
Polish3.9%
Russian3%
Jamaican2.6%
Haitian2.5%
English2.5%
Greek1.4%
French Except Basque0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
African0.8%
Guyanese0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Arab0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Czech0.3%
Canadian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
British0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Hempstead Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11550
P.O. Box Zip Codes11551
Company Zip Codes11549
Phone Area Codes516, 718
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.7
Approximate Longitude-73.61

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)

StationMINEOLA
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lakeview6,577$114,283
South Hempstead3,140$132,250
Uniondale31,755$82,457
West Hempstead19,229$110,996

Hempstead Public Libraries

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

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Hempstead Public Schools

Academy Charter School
117 N Franklin Ave
ZIP: 11550
(516) 408-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Alverta B Gray Schultz Middle School
70 Greenwich St
ZIP: 11550
(516) 434-4301
Middle
Total Enrollment 1513
Barack Obama Elementary School
176 William St
ZIP: 11550
(516) 434-4401
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
David Paterson School
40 Fulton Ave
ZIP: 11550
(516) 434-4451
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Evergreen Charter School
605 Peninsula Blvd
ZIP: 11550
(516) 292-2060
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Franklin School
335 S Franklin St
ZIP: 11550
(516) 434-4501
Primary
Total Enrollment 774
Front Street Elementary School
436 Front St
ZIP: 11550
(516) 434-4551
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Hempstead High School
201 President St
ZIP: 11550
(516) 434-4201
High
Total Enrollment 2226
Jackson Annex School
380 Jackson St
ZIP: 11550
(516) 434-4601
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Jackson Main Elementary School
451 Jackson St
ZIP: 11550
(516) 434-4651
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Lawrence Road Middle School
50 Lawrence Rd
ZIP: 11550
(516) 918-1501
Middle
Total Enrollment 732
Marshall School
15 E Marshall St
ZIP: 11550
(516) 434-4751
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Prospect Elementary School
265 Peninsula Blvd
ZIP: 11550
(516) 434-4701
Primary
Total Enrollment 493

Hempstead Private Schools

Crescent School
130 Front St
ZIP: 11550
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 229
Little Red Train Private School
249 Jerusalem Ave
ZIP: 11550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Sacred Heart Academy
47 Cathedral Ave
ZIP: 11550
Secondary
Total Enrollment 906
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