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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about West 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.
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.
35% of West Hempstead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in West Hempstead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $898. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,787.
Libraries in West Hempstead include West Hempstead Public Library ... View libraries
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Hempstead political report.
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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