West Hempstead, New York Population 2022

19,864
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West Hempstead is a city located in Nassau County New York. West Hempstead has a 2020 population of 19,864. West Hempstead is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 5.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,862 in 2010.

The average household income in West Hempstead is $143,184 with a poverty rate of 6.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,923 per month, and the median house value is $461,300. The median age in West Hempstead is 39.4 years, 35.8 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

West Hempstead Demographics

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

  • White: 69.25%
  • Black or African American: 11.34%
  • Other race: 9.49%
  • Asian: 6.28%
  • Two or more races: 3.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0.12%
The current population of West Hempstead, New York is 19,864 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,864.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,862.

West Hempstead, New York Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,75669.25%
Black or African American2,25311.34%
Some Other Race1,8859.49%
Asian1,2476.28%
Two or More Races6253.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander740.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.12%
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West Hempstead Population by Race

West Hempstead Population Pyramid $2022

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West Hempstead Median Age

39.4


Total

35.8


Male

42.2


Female

West Hempstead Adults

There are 15,193 adults, (2,793 of whom are seniors) in West Hempstead.

West Hempstead Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

West Hempstead Sex Ratio

Female

9,817

49.42%

Male

10,047

50.58%

West Hempstead Population by Age

West Hempstead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Hempstead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female82.8%17.2%
Non Family83.2%16.8%
All88.6%11.4%
Male91%9%
Married91.3%8.7%

88.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Hempstead Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7733.4488.6
Married3,5503.9791.3
Non Family1,0391.5283.2
Female8063.3582.8
Male3783.8791

3.75

Average Family Size

3.44

Average Household Size

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West Hempstead Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6474.91%
9th to 12th Grade5904.47%
High School Graduate3,30525.06%
Some College2,17216.47%
Associates Degree1,1748.90%
Bachelors Degree2,81621.36%
Graduate Degree2,48218.82%
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West Hempstead Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Hempstead Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,1117,6563,648
Hispanic2,5441,998644
Black1,5911,534586
Other Race1,148907303
Asian850700396
2+ Races18618091
Native American24
Islander2323

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 48.92%.

West Hempstead Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,842$56,309$45,552
Less Than 9th Grade$25,519$28,346$21,161
High School Graduate$36,005$40,417$31,250
Some College$50,268$54,388$43,310
Bachelors Degree$68,239$85,150$58,636
Graduate Degree$79,375$94,464$72,981

$51,842

Average Earnings

$56,309

Average Male

$45,552

Average Female

West Hempstead Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Hempstead Language by Age

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West Hempstead Language

68.59% of West Hempstead residents speak only English, while 31.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.88% of the population.

West Hempstead Language

West Hempstead Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,34645210.40%
White11,6713242.78%
Other255NaN%
Asian1,24724319.49%
Black2,2481958.67%
Multiple625386.08%

6.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.70%

Male Poverty Rate

8.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Hempstead

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Hempstead is Asian, with 19.49% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.88%.

West Hempstead Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.10%
High School8.41%
Some College4.51%
Bachelors or Greater3.00%

West Hempstead Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed20.38%
Male Unemployed12.46%
Female Employed4.33%
Male Employed2.01%

West Hempstead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Hempstead Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$120,747$143,184
Families$124,345$151,400
Married Families$143,750-
Non Families$58,750$90,291
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Income by Household Type

West Hempstead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

West Hempstead Married by Age and Sex

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West Hempstead Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Hempstead Marital Status by Race

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West Hempstead Marital Status

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534

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam217
Second Gulf War106
Korea62
First Gulf War28
World War II26

West Hempstead Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74190
75+148
35 to 5483
18 to 3464
55 to 6449

West Hempstead Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4674.35%
Hispanic401.38%
Black301.65%
Asian222.23%
2+ Races154.72%

West Hempstead Veterans by Race

West Hempstead Veterans by Education

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3.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Hempstead Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

West Hempstead Employment by Age

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West Hempstead Employment by Race

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West 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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72.77%

Born in West Hempstead

77.72%

Native Born

22.28%

Foreign Born

7.85%

Non Citizen

14.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.72% of West Hempstead residents were born in the United States, with 72.77% having been born in New York. 7.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Hempstead Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202219,8640.00%
202119,8640.00%
202019,8640.00%
201919,864-252-1.25%
201820,1162751.39%
201719,8416123.18%
201619,2292171.14%
201519,0122111.12%
201418,8012361.27%
201318,565-108-0.58%
201218,673-60-0.32%
201118,733-129-0.68%
201018,8620.00%

West Hempstead Population by Year