West Hempstead, New York Population 2022

20,029
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West Hempstead is a city located in Nassau County New York. With a 2020 population of 20,029, it is the 85th largest city in New York and the 2286th largest city in the United States. West Hempstead is currently growing at a rate of 0.49% annually and its population has increased by 0.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,835 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, West Hempstead has a population density of 7,541 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Hempstead is $143,184 with a poverty rate of 5.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. 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: 65.67%
  • Black or African American: 13.06%
  • Other race: 9.62%
  • Asian: 6.12%
  • Two or more races: 5.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.10%
The current population of West Hempstead, New York is 20,029 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,835.

West Hempstead, New York Population 2022

Population by Race

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West Hempstead Population by Race

West Hempstead Population Pyramid 2022

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West Hempstead Median Age

37.7


Total

34.9


Male

40.7


Female

West Hempstead Adults

There are 14,849 adults, (2,829 of whom are seniors) in West Hempstead.

West Hempstead Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

West Hempstead Sex Ratio

Female

9,914

50.10%

Male

9,873

49.90%

West Hempstead Population by Age

West Hempstead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Hempstead Household Types

91.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Hempstead Households and Families

3.71

Average Family Size

3.36

Average Household Size

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West Hempstead Households by Type

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West Hempstead Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Hempstead Educational Attainment by Race

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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 asian people with a rate of 53.17%.

West Hempstead Educational Attainment by Race

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$56,198

Average Earnings

$64,665

Average Male

$48,855

Average Female

West Hempstead Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Hempstead Language by Age

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West Hempstead Language

67.03% of West Hempstead residents speak only English, while 32.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.64% of the population.

West Hempstead Language

West Hempstead Poverty by Race

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5.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.68%

Male Poverty Rate

7.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Hempstead

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Hempstead is Asian, with 19.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Hempstead is Multiple, with 2.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.51%.

West Hempstead Poverty

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West Hempstead Poverty Rate by Education

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West Hempstead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Hempstead Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

West Hempstead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

West Hempstead Marital Status by Race

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West Hempstead Marital Status

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484

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

West Hempstead Veterans by War

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West Hempstead Veterans by Age

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West Hempstead Veterans by Race

West Hempstead Veterans by Education

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3.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Hempstead Veterans by Education

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67.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

4%

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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73.88%

Born in West Hempstead

78.73%

Native Born

21.27%

Foreign Born

5.61%

Non Citizen

15.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.73% of West Hempstead residents were born in the United States, with 73.88% having been born in New York. 5.61% 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

West Hempstead Population by Year