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

The town is believed to have been named for the English birthplace of one of its founders.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Hempstead. For links to other places called Hempstead, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Hempstead is 40.659N. The longitude is -73.609W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 751,064.


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Median household income
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$69,083
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hempstead demographic reports
The town encompasses 22 villages.
Hempstead lays claim to being "America's largest township," with a population larger than that of six states.
Census 2000 highlights: Most populous town in New York State
Nearby parks & recreation: Jones Beach

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10% of Hempstead residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hempstead ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hempstead was $28,153, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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31% of Hempstead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hempstead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $847.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,855.


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Libraries in Hempstead include Bellerose, East Rockaway Public Library, Floral Park Public Library, Freeport Memorial Library, Garden City Public Library, Great Neck Library - Parkville Branch, Hempstead Public Library, Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, Hillside Public Library, Island Park Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hempstead include Floral Park Dispatch, Garden City Life, Lynbrook-East Rockaway Herald, Malverne-West Hempstead Herald, Nassau Herald, New Hyde Park Illustrated News, Oceanside-Island Park Herald, Rockville Centre Herald, Valley Stream Herald

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

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Hempstead restaurants taking online reservations include Polo Restaurant at the Garden City Hotel, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Garden City ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Hempstead workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 143 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hempstead between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Other NY communities named Hempstead:
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NY communities formerly known as Hempstead:
  �Garden City Park, Nassau County

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