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South Hempstead is in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.
The latitude of South Hempstead is 40.680N. The longitude is -73.615W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,188.
Sections below provide additional information and links about South Hempstead demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11550 ZIP code.
16% of South Hempstead residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South Hempstead ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South Hempstead was $32,534, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of South Hempstead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in South Hempstead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $647. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,825.
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our South Hempstead political report.
The average commute time for South Hempstead workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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