East Meadow, New York Population 2024

35,720

East Meadow is a city located in Nassau County New York. East Meadow has a 2024 population of 35,720. East Meadow is currently declining at a rate of -1.57% annually and its population has decreased by -5.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,992 in 2020.

The average household income in East Meadow is $152,771 with a poverty rate of 5.86%. The median age in East Meadow is 42.3 years: 41.4 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.

East Meadow Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Meadow was:

  • White: 66.11%
  • Asian: 17.95%
  • Other race: 7.32%
  • Black or African American: 4.69%
  • Two or more races: 3.89%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
  • Native American: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
6.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,667.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.98% (-2,272)
The current population of East Meadow, New York is 35,720 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 37,992.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24,36466.11%
Asian6,61717.95%
Other race2,6987.32%
Black or African American1,7294.69%
Two or more races1,4333.89%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander90.02%
Native American60.02%

White

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

East Meadow Population by Race

East Meadow Population Pyramid 2024

East Meadow Median Age

42.3

Total

41.4

Male

43.8

Female

East Meadow Adults

There are 29,277 adults, (8,095 of whom are seniors) in East Meadow.

East Meadow Age Dependency

74

Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

East Meadow Sex Ratio

Female19,82853.8%
Male17,02846.2%

East Meadow Population by Age

East Meadow Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,7163.0588.911.1
Married7,3543.791.28.8
Non Family2,4391.148218
Female1,5023.0486.313.7
Male4212.7898.11.9

3.5

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

88.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Meadow Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,2694.85%
Associates Degree2,1748.3%
Bachelors Degree6,62825.32%
Graduate Degree5,13919.63%
High School Graduate6,42924.56%
Less Than 9th Grade7552.88%
Some College3,78814.47%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East Meadow Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Meadow Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White17,61616,6257,807
Asian4,1763,9192,655
Hispanic2,8582,334795
Other Race1,6201,274452
Black1,1411,007345
2+ Races710571257
Islander990
Native American660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.58%.

East Meadow Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$86,758$102,878$72,078
Graduate Degree$101,748$108,131$97,583
High School Graduate$57,815$59,392$45,758
Less Than 9th Grade$39,939$56,036$0
Overall$69,824$80,865$62,817
Some College$55,802$62,330$49,673

$69,824

Average Earnings

$80,865

Average Male

$62,817

Average Female

East Meadow Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Meadow Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Meadow Language

69.39% of East Meadow residents speak only English, while 30.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.51% of the population.

East Meadow Language

East Meadow Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,4099024.03%
Asian6,59373111.09%
Hispanic4,5973718.07%
Other2,4841124.51%
Multiple1,3521057.77%
Black1,319896.75%

5.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.67%

Male Poverty Rate

7.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Meadow

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Meadow is Asian, with 11.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Meadow is White, with 4.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.52%.

East Meadow Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.99%
Some College5.99%
High School5.3%
Bachelors or Greater3.45%

East Meadow Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed10.61%
Male Unemployed7.3%
Female Employed1.21%
Male Employed0.96%

East Meadow Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Meadow Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$149,719$172,255
Households$129,268$152,771
Married Families$163,716$-999,999,999
Non Families$51,502$71,885

mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Meadow Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.0%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

East Meadow Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East Meadow Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

East Meadow Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Meadow Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,022

Number of Veterans

999

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam327
World War II166
Second Gulf War140
Korea109
First Gulf War99

East Meadow Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+535
65 to 74187
35 to 54135
18 to 3493
55 to 6472

East Meadow Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White8204.05%
Hispanic2156.48%
Other Race542.74%
Asian531.11%
Black483.38%
2+ Races475.91%

East Meadow Veterans by Race

East Meadow Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Meadow Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

East Meadow Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Meadow Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East Meadow Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.85%

Born in East Meadow

79.5%

Native Born

20.5%

Foreign Born

4.78%

Non Citizen

15.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.5% of East Meadow residents were born in the United States, with 73.85% having been born in New York. 4.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

East Meadow Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202435,720-568-1.57%
202336,288-568-1.54%
202236,856-1,222-3.21%
202138,078860.23%
202037,992-37-0.1%
201938,0296711.8%
201837,3581630.44%
201737,195-33-0.09%
201637,228-608-1.61%
201537,8363230.86%
201437,513-174-0.46%
201337,687-439-1.15%
201238,1267361.97%
201137,390-742-1.95%
201038,13200%

East Meadow Population by Year