Hempstead, New York Population 2022

54,714
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Hempstead is a city located in Nassau County New York. Hempstead has a 2020 population of 54,714. Hempstead is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually but its population has increased by 1.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 54,081 in 2010.

The average household income in Hempstead is $80,708 with a poverty rate of 18.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,450 per month, and the median house value is $321,200. The median age in Hempstead is 33.9 years, 34 years for males, and 33.9 years for females.

Hempstead Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hempsteadwas:

  • Black or African American: 45.44%
  • Other race: 32.79%
  • White: 14.87%
  • Two or more races: 4.71%
  • Asian: 1.69%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Hempstead, New York is 54,714 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,714.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 54,081.

Hempstead, New York Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American25,13145.44%
Some Other Race18,13332.79%
White8,22214.87%
Two or More Races2,6074.71%
Asian9341.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native2730.49%
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Hempstead Population by Race

Hempstead Population Pyramid $2022

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Hempstead Median Age

33.9


Total

34


Male

33.9


Female

Hempstead Adults

There are 40,645 adults, (5,963 of whom are seniors) in Hempstead.

Hempstead Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Hempstead Sex Ratio

Female

29,184

52.77%

Male

26,116

47.23%

Hempstead Population by Age

Hempstead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hempstead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female29.8%70.2%
Non Family33.5%66.5%
All40.8%59.2%
Male45.4%54.6%
Married54.9%45.1%

40.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hempstead Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,8773.4340.8
Married5,3934.454.9
Female4,6193.9929.8
Non Family4,3211.333.5
Male1,5444.3245.4

3.96

Average Family Size

3.43

Average Household Size

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Hempstead Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,71716.33%
9th to 12th Grade4,17711.93%
High School Graduate10,72330.63%
Some College5,54515.84%
Associates Degree2,4436.98%
Bachelors Degree4,06211.60%
Graduate Degree2,3406.68%
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Hempstead Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hempstead Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black17,36715,0263,867
Hispanic14,6757,3601,246
Other Race10,2965,108723
White2,3202,149927
2+ Races1,161712235
Asian662519297
Native American9937

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.86%.

Hempstead Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,920$34,979$31,673
Less Than 9th Grade$23,504$27,075$17,660
High School Graduate$31,621$36,040$26,681
Some College$38,031$41,507$35,348
Bachelors Degree$57,353$58,404$54,871
Graduate Degree$63,546$64,737$62,792

$32,920

Average Earnings

$34,979

Average Male

$31,673

Average Female

Hempstead Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hempstead Language by Age

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Hempstead Language

49.18% of Hempstead residents speak only English, while 50.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 43.00% of the population.

Hempstead Language

Hempstead Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic25,7735,76122.35%
Other4,284NaN%
Black24,8253,78415.24%
Multiple2,58158622.70%
White2,65245217.04%
Native2737527.47%
Asian917626.76%

18.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.28%

Male Poverty Rate

20.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hempstead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hempstead is Native, with 27.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hempstead is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.04%.

Hempstead Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.95%
High School14.06%
Some College12.50%
Bachelors or Greater6.64%

Hempstead Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed29.87%
Female Unemployed26.55%
Female Employed10.30%
Male Employed9.02%

Hempstead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hempstead Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,569$80,708
Families$65,417$83,136
Married Families$87,033-
Non Families$41,593$56,891
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Income by Household Type

Hempstead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Hempstead Married by Age and Sex

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Hempstead Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hempstead Marital Status by Race

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Hempstead Marital Status

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834

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War260
Vietnam163
First Gulf War116
Korea43
World War II13

Hempstead Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54258
75+187
65 to 74163
18 to 34124
55 to 64102

Hempstead Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black6673.40%
White871.38%
Hispanic840.48%
Other Race550.45%
Asian253.04%

Hempstead Veterans by Race

Hempstead Veterans by Education

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13.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hempstead Veterans by Education

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Hempstead Employment by Age

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Hempstead Employment by Race

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Hempstead Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.91%

Born in Hempstead

59.42%

Native Born

40.58%

Foreign Born

24.66%

Non Citizen

15.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

59.42% of Hempstead residents were born in the United States, with 51.91% having been born in New York. 24.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hempstead Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202254,714-133-0.24%
202154,847-133-0.24%
202054,980-133-0.24%
201955,113-133-0.24%
201855,246-117-0.21%
201755,363-4-0.01%
201655,367-40-0.07%
201555,407-81-0.15%
201455,488120.02%
201355,4764940.90%
201254,9827951.47%
201154,1871060.20%
201054,081-2,473-0.45%
200056,5547,1011.35%
199049,4539,0492.04%
198040,4049930.25%
197039,4114,7701.30%
196034,6415,5061.75%
195029,1358,2793.40%
194020,8568,2065.13%
193012,6506,2687.08%
19206,3821,4182.54%
19104,9641,3823.32%
19003,582-1,249-2.95%
18904,8312,3106.72%
18802,5210.00%

Hempstead Population by Year