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West Hempstead is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,125 people and six constituent neighborhoods, West Hempstead is the 96th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in West 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.
West Hempstead is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Hempstead is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Hempstead who work in office and administrative support (16.20%), sales jobs (11.12%) and healthcare (9.66%).
Also of interest is that West Hempstead has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
West Hempstead is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, West Hempstead’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in West Hempstead is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In West Hempstead, the average commute to work is 34.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though West Hempstead is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of West Hempstead ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in West Hempstead, 40.06% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in West Hempstead in 2010 was $37,566, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,264 for a family of four. However, West Hempstead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Hempstead is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Hempstead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Hempstead residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. West Hempstead also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.45% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Hempstead include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, Russian and Haitian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of West Hempstead's cultural character, accounting for 21.18% of the town’s population.
The languages spoken by people in West Hempstead are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in West Hempstead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Urdu, Hebrew and Italian.
|WEST HEMPSTEAD INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||5,868|
|WEST HEMPSTEAD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||85.50%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||14.51%|
|TYPE OF WEST HEMPSTEAD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||89.02%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.22%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.41%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||3.96%|
|SIZE OF WEST HEMPSTEAD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||10.83%|
|AGE OF WEST HEMPSTEAD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||2.06%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||7.17%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||66.87%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||23.90%|
|WEST HEMPSTEAD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$420,145|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,057|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $50,000||1.33%|
|$50,001 - $101,000||2.15%|
|$101,001 - $201,000||2.49%|
|$201,001 - $302,000||7.18%|
|$302,001 - $403,000||37.74%|
|$403,001 - $503,000||26.97%|
|$503,001 - $755,000||19.81%|
|$755,001 - $1,007,000||1.99%|
|PEOPLE OF WEST HEMPSTEAD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.53%|
|5 TO 17||18.26%|
|18 TO 24||8.88%|
|25 TO 34||10.89%|
|35 TO 54||29.52%|
|55 TO 64||12.07%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.83%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||90.60%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$96,879|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$37,566|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||5.53%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (19.99%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (6.73%)
Public Service (3.77%)
Information Technology (2.57%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||12.23%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.49%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||4.87%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||15.45%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (19.83%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (68.75%)
French Creole (1.40%)
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