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Hempstead is a village in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after town in the Netherlands.
[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 40.706N. The longitude is -73.619W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 53,162.
Hempstead was a Tory stronghold during the Revolution.
Sections below provide additional information and links about 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.
2% of Hempstead residents report German ancestry, and 3% 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 $15,735, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Hempstead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Hempstead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $788. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,820.
Libraries in Hempstead include Hempstead Public Library ... View libraries
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hempstead political report.
The average commute time for Hempstead workers is 32 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 25.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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