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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Hempstead is a suburb of New York City with a population of 768,057. Hempstead is in Nassau County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Hempstead offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hempstead there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Hempstead and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Hempstead are highly rated.
About Hempstead...
Population
768,057

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$436,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,646
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Hempstead

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$107,095
National
$55,322
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If you're looking for a town with a bad reputation, this is Hempstead. I've been to a lot of different towns in Nassau County, NY and Hempstead has one of the most deplorable reputations around. However, I've grown up going to church in this area since 1991. And each year the town has been improving but the reputation remains the same. My favorite thing about this town is, you don't ever have to leave it. We have clothing stores, office supply centers, multi cultural restaurants and vendors. You can find almost anything you need right here in Hempstead. The people have been nothing but nice to me and they support each other. However, the people are poor and without quality education. Therefore, crime rates are high, there is drug abuse, there is homelessness and all the other "bad" things you find in a low income urban community. Nonetheless, Hempstead is a community and the people as a whole really are striving for better each day.
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I love the community! There is a variety of shopping centers such as Roosevelt Field Mall, and there's amazing places to eat. The LIRR is close by and you can go to the city or other parts of Long Island from there!
Not a lot of things get fixed in Hempstead quickly. There are often complaints that are made that are not quickly fixed. It is, however, a fairly quiet town with beautiful housing. There isn't much in the form of entertainment that happens in our town sadly. Great place to raise children if they all go to the same school. If you go to school in Manhattan there is not a good chance that you are making friends in Hempstead because there is a lack of public events that are actually welcoming and fun.