West Hempstead, New York Population 2020

20,116
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West Hempstead is a city located in New York. West Hempstead has a 2020 population of 20,116. West Hempstead is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 6.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,862 in 2010. West Hempstead reached it's highest population of 20,116 in 2018.

The average household income in West Hempstead is $138,236 with a poverty rate of 5.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,900 per month, and the median house value is $443,700. The median age in West Hempstead is 39.2 years, 35.6 years for males, and 42.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.5 males.

West Hempstead Demographics

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

  • White: 66.82%
  • Black or African American: 11.72%
  • Other race: 10.83%
  • Asian: 6.29%
  • Two or more races: 4.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of West Hempstead, New York is 20,116, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,116.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,862.

West Hempstead, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,44266.82%
Black or African American2,35711.72%
Some Other Race2,17810.83%
Asian1,2656.29%
Two or More Races8094.02%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander650.32%
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West Hempstead Population Pyramid 2020

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West Hempstead Median Age

39.2


Total

35.6


Male

42.2


Female

West Hempstead Adults

There are 15,323 adults, (2,827 of whom are seniors) in West Hempstead.

West Hempstead Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

West Hempstead Sex Ratio

Female

9,985

49.64%

Male

10,131

50.36%

West Hempstead Households and Families

West Hempstead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Hempstead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.3%9.7%
All87.1%12.9%
Male85.3%14.7%
Non Family84.7%15.3%
Female75.4%24.6%

87.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7823.4787.1
Married3,577490.3
Non Family1,0791.584.7
Female7113.4275.4
Male4154.1485.3

3.81

Average Family Size

3.47

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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West Hempstead Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6084.55%
9th to 12th Grade5974.47%
High School Graduate3,30024.69%
Some College2,30017.21%
Associates Degree1,3159.84%
Bachelors Degree2,85821.38%
Graduate Degree2,38717.86%
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West Hempstead Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,2007,6663,641
Hispanic2,4952,049617
Black1,6521,589519
Other Race1,3371,099337
Asian931775426
Multiple Races20720289
Islander2020

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 45.76%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,108$56,095$42,579
Less Than High School$25,469$26,379$21,518
High School Grad$36,320$40,400$35,117
Some College$47,722$53,311$40,061
Bachelors Degree$64,289$74,583$50,729
Graduate Degree$75,994$84,870$67,368

$50,108

Average Earnings

$56,095

Average Male

$42,579

Average Female

West Hempstead Language

West Hempstead Language by Age

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West Hempstead Language

69.95% of West Hempstead residents speak only English, while 30.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.49% of the population.

West Hempstead Poverty

West Hempstead Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,3454039.28%
White11,8033462.93%
Other2,17826812.30%
Asian1,26526020.55%
Black2,3521496.34%
Multiple80910913.47%

5.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.77%

Male Poverty Rate

7.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Hempstead

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Hempstead is Asian, with 20.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Hempstead is White, with 2.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.29%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.44%
High School6.48%
Some College4.70%
Bachelors or Greater2.63%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.18%
Male Unemployed14.14%
Female Employed3.90%
Male Employed2.02%

West Hempstead Income

West Hempstead Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$116,638$138,236
Families$121,892$147,121
Married Families$137,539-
Non Families$58,547$84,090
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West Hempstead Marital Status

West Hempstead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

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 45-54, 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 Veterans

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614

Number of Veterans

569

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam220
Second Gulf War112
Korea68
World War II42
First Gulf War17
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Age Group Veterans
75+203
65 to 74199
35 to 5482
18 to 3468
55 to 6462
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5605.28%
Hispanic401.41%
Black291.61%
2 or More165.10%
Asian90.82%

West Hempstead Veterans by Education

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3.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Hempstead Employment Status

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67.4%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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71.96%

Born in New York

77.93%

Native Born

22.07%

Foreign Born

7.33%

Non Citizen

14.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.93% of West Hempstead residents were born in the United States, with 71.96% having been born in New York. 7.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,1160.00%
201920,1160.00%
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%