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West Hempstead is in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of West Hempstead is 40.704N. The longitude is -73.65W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,713.


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Median household income
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$71,260
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Hempstead demographic reports
Well-known residents have included:
· Orville Wright, aviator
Nearby parks & recreation: Hempstead Lake State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

11% of West Hempstead residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Hempstead ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Hempstead was $26,732, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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35% of West Hempstead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Hempstead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $898.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,787.


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Libraries in West Hempstead include West Hempstead Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in West Hempstead include Malverne-West Hempstead Herald, Three Village Times

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Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Hempstead political report.

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The average commute time for West Hempstead workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Hempstead between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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