Most Expensive Hempstead Neighborhoods
|1||East Garden City / Hofstra U|
|4||Fulton Ave / Main St|
|5||Clinton St / Lincoln Blvd|
|6||N Franklin St / Atlantic Ave|
|7||Jerusalem Ave / Spencer Pl|
|8||Milburn Ave / Weir St|
|9||Fulton Ave / Fairview Blvd|
|10||Perry St / Front St|
Hempstead is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 55,361 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Hempstead is the 17th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Hempstead are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hempstead is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hempstead is a village of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hempstead who work in office and administrative support (13.04%), food service (10.35%) and maintenance occupations (9.71%).
One downside of living in Hempstead, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.27 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Hempstead is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Hempstead area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hempstead rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.99% of adults 25 and older in Hempstead have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Hempstead in 2010 was $21,293, which is low income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,172 for a family of four. However, Hempstead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hempstead is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Hempstead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hempstead residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Hempstead also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 44.21% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hempstead include Jamaican and Haitian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hempstead's cultural character, accounting for 39.12% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hempstead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||15,234|
|HEMPSTEAD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||43.03%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||56.98%|
|TYPE OF HEMPSTEAD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||43.02%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.21%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||14.67%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||38.98%|
|SIZE OF HEMPSTEAD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||7.92%|
|AGE OF HEMPSTEAD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.69%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||17.56%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||52.63%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||26.12%|
|HEMPSTEAD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$325,864|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,183|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $47,000||1.63%|
|$47,001 - $94,000||1.93%|
|$94,001 - $189,000||6.77%|
|$189,001 - $283,000||20.65%|
|$283,001 - $378,000||42.32%|
|$378,001 - $472,000||18.15%|
|$472,001 - $708,000||6.54%|
|$708,001 - $945,000||1.39%|
|PEOPLE OF HEMPSTEAD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||8.45%|
|5 TO 17||17.16%|
|18 TO 24||11.22%|
|25 TO 34||17.09%|
|35 TO 54||27.44%|
|55 TO 64||9.15%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.49%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||69.62%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$53,729|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$21,293|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||21.17%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (17.54%)
Public Service (4.12%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (3.12%)
Information Technology (2.02%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||48.28%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.59%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.04%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||22.79%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||5.03%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||44.21%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Jamaican (4.49%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (52.03%)
French Creole (2.62%)
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