Nassau County, New York (NY)

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County population in 2012: 1,349,233 (100% urban, 0% rural); it was 1,334,544 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 243,840
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 114,460
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 359,257
Renter-occupied apartments: 90,228 (it was 88,130 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

47%

Land area: 287 sq. mi.

Water area: 166.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 4689 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Nassau County: 152.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.1%), Educational, health and social services (22.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Nassau County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (65.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.5%)
  • Asian alone (7.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 647,978  (48.0%)
Females: 691,554  (52.0%)

Nassau County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Nassau County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $96,193 ($72,030 in 1999)

This county:

$96193
New York:

$57369

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,392 (lower quartile is $981, upper quartile is $1,856)
This county:

$1392
State:

$992


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $436,000 (it was $240,200 in 2000)
Nassau:

$436,000
New York:

$277,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $335,000 - $617,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $541,106
Here:

$541,106
State:

$328,266

Townhouses or other attached units: $533,461
Here:

$533,461
State:

$477,144

In 2-unit structures: $371,393
Here:

$371,393
State:

$441,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $337,639
Here:

$337,639
State:

$551,450

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $271,623
Here:

$271,623
State:

$715,153

Mobile homes: $225,126
Here:

$225,126
State:

$57,967
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,968
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,001

Institutionalized population: 9,423

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Nassau County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
76.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
85.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
79.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 192 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 154 pounds. This is about average.
8.3% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 753 buildings, average cost: $241,200
  • 2001: 688 buildings, average cost: $276,200
  • 2002: 740 buildings, average cost: $259,300
  • 2003: 635 buildings, average cost: $265,000
  • 2004: 735 buildings, average cost: $313,100
  • 2005: 1197 buildings, average cost: $281,700
  • 2006: 1291 buildings, average cost: $266,300
  • 2007: 737 buildings, average cost: $369,800
  • 2008: 822 buildings, average cost: $307,000
  • 2009: 365 buildings, average cost: $482,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $10,001 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $9,350 (2.2%)

Nassau County household income distribution in 2009 Nassau County home values distribution Nassau County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.4% for Black residents, 11.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.5% for American Indian residents, 14.9% for other race residents, 18.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
Nassau County:

6.1%
New York:

16.0%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.4% for Black residents, 11.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 14.9% for other race residents, 18.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Area name: Nassau-Suffolk, NY HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Nassau County is $1084 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1280 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1699 a month.

Cities in this county include: North Hempstead, Hempstead, Levittown, Freeport, Hicksville, East Meadow, Valley Stream, Long Beach, Oceanside, Elmont.

Nassau County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Glen Cove city50.40.1 - 1.783 - 17
Hempstead town2790.10.1 - 0.22.11.7 - 2.7
Long Beach city00.50.2 - 4.081 - 16
North Hempstead town1400.20.1 - 0.464 - 7
Oyster Bay town1660.50.3 - 0.986 - 9
Nassau county5900.3 4 

2005 air pollution in Nassau County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.02 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 35 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.004 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.023 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Nassau County: Bayville Rod and Gun Club (A), Marine Theater (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Gugenheim Pond (A), Neds Meadow (B), False Channel Meadow (C), Pine Marsh (D), Pettit Marsh (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Great Sand Creek (A), Seamans Creek (B), Mill Neck Creek (C), Massapequa Creek (D), Jones Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Nassau County include: Jones Beach State Park (1), Centre Island Town Park (2), Silver Point County Park (3), Stehli Town Beach (4), Tobay Beach Park (5), Tobay Beach Bird and Game Sanctuary (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Stehli Beach (A), West Neck Beach (B), Jones Beach (C), Tobay Beach (D), Lloyd Beach (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Queens County , Suffolk County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 81,375
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 238,414 (56% naturalized citizens)

Nassau County:

17.9%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 33,082
  • 1990 to 1994: 32,940
  • 1985 to 1989: 37,353
  • 1980 to 1984: 30,771
  • 1975 to 1979: 21,459
  • 1970 to 1974: 23,291
  • 1970 to 1974: 18,693
  • 1965 to 1969: 40,825

Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.1%

Nassau County marital status for males Nassau County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Nassau County with a mortgage: 214,462 (17,332 second mortgage, 26,368 home equity loan, 719 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 109,282

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Nassau County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic677,14973
Other102,012168
Mainline Protestant50,181184
Evangelical Protestant39,923251
Orthodox16,75822
Black Protestant13,18945
None440,320-
Nassau County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 556
Nassau County:

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 201
This county:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Nassau County:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,219
This county:

9.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Nassau County:

8.3%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Nassau County:

20.9%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

22.2%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Nassau County:

Average size of farms: 17 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $126,935
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 62.56%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $84,868
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.20%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $97,143
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 58.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 50 years
Vegetables: 78 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 97 acres

Tornado activity:

Nassau County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 4985780.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/7/1998, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Nassau County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 227.1 miles away from Nassau County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 260.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 206.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 218.3 miles away from Nassau County center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 129.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Nassau County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • El Salvador (11%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • India (6%)
  • Jamaica (5%)
  • Haiti (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (4%)
  • Colombia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Nassau County (%):

  • Italian (23%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • German (7%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Russian (4%)
  • English (2%)

Nassau County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 429,777 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 53,115 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15,920 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 177 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6,626 (1%)
  • Railroad: 73,024 (12%)
  • Ferryboat: 15 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,649 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 178 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,345 (0%)
  • Walked: 16,760 (3%)
  • Other means: 2,608 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 18,392 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Nassau County, New York in 2000:

  • 7,787 people in nursing homes
  • 6,859 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,423 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,257 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,241 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 757 people in religious group quarters
  • 604 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 476 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 367 people in other group homes
  • 291 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 281 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 156 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 46 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 34 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 30 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 10 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 2 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Nassau County, New York in 2010:

  • 8,449 people in college/university student housing
  • 7,255 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,773 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,651 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,146 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 375 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 307 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 249 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 193 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 96 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 60 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 43 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 39 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 24 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $90,108.

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($68,565 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
New York average:

5.06%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($931 average AGI)
Nassau County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.08%

2.66% relocated from other counties in New York ($53,987 average AGI)
0.95% relocated from other states ($13,647 average AGI)
Nassau County:

0.95%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Queens County, NY  1.17% ($71,117 average AGI)
from Suffolk County, NY  0.64% ($61,498)
from Kings County, NY  0.35% ($68,754)
from New York County, NY  0.24% ($141,429)
from Bronx County, NY  0.08% ($52,893)
from Westchester County, NY  0.05% ($92,055)
from Broward County, FL  0.04% ($42,980)


4.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,559 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
New York average:

5.46%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,115 average AGI)
Nassau County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.11%

2.46% relocated to other counties in New York ($38,686 average AGI)
1.58% relocated to other states ($23,758 average AGI)
Nassau County:

1.58%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Suffolk County, NY  0.85% ($64,486 average AGI)
to Queens County, NY  0.73% ($47,779)
to New York County, NY  0.37% ($112,045)
to Kings County, NY  0.25% ($45,896)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.07% ($119,411)
to Westchester County, NY  0.06% ($94,418)
to Bronx County, NY  0.06% ($39,013)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.8

Births per 1000 population in Nassau County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Nassau County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 4.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Nassau County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 220,282 (197,122 aged, 23,160 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.9
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16798.23
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 352.630
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36104.67

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1135.670
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 821.670
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14.85

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 109.430
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 104.270

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18.98
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 2510.047

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 44.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 16.9
  • Suffocation - 15.7
  • Poisoning - 5.0
  • Other - 7.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,317,866

Size of family households: 113,285 2-persons, 77,508 3-persons, 80,219 4-persons, 40,700 5-persons, 15,982 6-persons, 12,829 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 90,292 1-person, 13,994 2-persons, 1,981 3-persons, 896 4-persons, 399 5-persons, 227 6-persons, 216 7-or-more-persons.

257,415 married couples with children.
39,805 single-parent households (7,894 men, 31,911 women).

76.8% of residents of Nassau County speak English at home.
9.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
10.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $8,049,151,000 ($6008 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $673,379,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $3,375,311,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,123,411,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,169,000
Federal grants: $1,294,670,000
Federal procurement contracts: $716,478,000 ($590,488,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $533,112,000 ($53,270,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $143,118,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $290,357,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,638,450,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 84,861
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 58,658
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +26,327
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -51,544
Here -39 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Nassau County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 183.37 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,573
  • 2000 to 2004: 17,873
  • 1990 to 1999: 12,483
  • 1980 to 1989: 20,322
  • 1970 to 1979: 25,348
  • 1960 to 1969: 57,059
  • 1950 to 1959: 167,210
  • 1940 to 1949: 65,433
  • 1939 or earlier: 97,808
Rooms in houses/apartments in Nassau County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 565
  • 2 rooms: 1,565
  • 3 rooms: 8,893
  • 4 rooms: 14,461
  • 5 rooms: 33,796
  • 6 rooms: 77,443
  • 7 rooms: 88,726
  • 8 rooms: 68,785
  • 9+ rooms: 65,023
  • 1 room: 6,093
  • 2 rooms: 9,904
  • 3 rooms: 21,657
  • 4 rooms: 19,279
  • 5 rooms: 12,973
  • 6 rooms: 9,202
  • 7 rooms: 4,450
  • 8 rooms: 2,392
  • 9+ rooms: 2,180
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Nassau County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 970
  • 1 bedroom: 11,376
  • 2 bedrooms: 38,362
  • 3 bedrooms: 157,060
  • 4 bedrooms: 115,659
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35,830
  • no bedroom: 7,830
  • 1 bedroom: 32,105
  • 2 bedrooms: 25,427
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,747
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,331
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,690
Cars and other vehicles available in Nassau County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 15,991
  • 1 vehicle: 92,939
  • 2 vehicles: 172,755
  • 3 vehicles: 55,938
  • 4 vehicles: 16,505
  • 5+ vehicles: 5,129
  • no vehicle: 18,331
  • 1 vehicle: 40,443
  • 2 vehicles: 23,822
  • 3 vehicles: 3,862
  • 4 vehicles: 927
  • 5+ vehicles: 745

71% of Nassau County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in New York.

Nassau County:

71.4%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $221,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Nassau County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58.2%)
  • Utility gas (37.6%)
  • Electricity (3.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43.6%)
  • Utility gas (41.5%)
  • Electricity (11.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19,826
Here:

13.0%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10,388
Here:

13.9%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28,603
Here:

45.8%
New York:

38.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Nassau County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $25,444,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $17,069,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $103,837,000
    Regular Highways: $34,797,000
    General Public Buildings: $24,434,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,300,000
    Hospitals: $5,732,000
    Sewerage: $5,369,000
    Police Protection: $4,895,000
    Toll Highways: $3,110,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,250,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,196,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,162,000
    Correctional Institutions: $773,000
    Other Higher Education: $462,000
    Local Fire Protection: $438,000
    Corrections - Other: $331,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $38,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $673,524,000
    General - Other: $376,935,000
    Hospitals: $373,780,000
    Health - Other: $297,559,000
    Other Higher Education: $173,936,000
    Correctional Institutions: $148,158,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $139,569,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $107,385,000
    Sewerage: $103,354,000
    Regular Highways: $83,554,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $77,975,000
    Financial Administration: $75,832,000
    Corrections - Other: $63,496,000
    Parks and Recreation: $51,345,000
    Central Staff Services: $34,928,000
    Housing and Community Development: $23,140,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,215,000
    Toll Highways: $5,179,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,497,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,305,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $340,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $152,740,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $56,946,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $279,923,000
    Transit Utilities: $45,368,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,400,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,855,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $9,769,000
    General - Other: $2,250,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $292,000
    Regular Highways: $222,000
    General Public Building: $200,000
    Central Staff Services: $182,000
    Local Fire Protection: $173,000
    Financial Administration: $110,000
    Correctional Institutions: $84,000
    Corrections - Other: $36,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,137,079,000

Nassau County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $246,883,000
    All Other: $85,900,000
    Higher Education - Other: $69,255,000
    Parks and Recreation: $22,940,000
    Toll Highways: $4,327,000
    Sewerage: $1,508,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $51,455,000
    Housing and Community Development: $21,426,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $135,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $182,527,000
    Interest Earnings: $38,507,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,135,000
    Rents: $1,709,000
    Sale of Property: $148,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $397,391,000
    Health and Hospitals: $136,058,000
    All Other: $89,465,000
    Education: $66,057,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,298,000
    Highways: $2,940,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $952,675,000
    Property: $906,228,000
    NEC: $31,978,000
    Pari-mutuels Sales: $6,924,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,273,000
    Amusements Sales: $1,955,000

Nassau County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,246,362,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,207,122,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $392,069,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $352,829,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $166,044,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $122,504,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $58,415,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $14,875,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $120,000,000

Nassau County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $186,556,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $416,803,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $325,951,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Nassau County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Nassau County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 271 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,194$353,9866,238$364,32414,378$304,089993$183,58750$1,233,700499$303,1665$338,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED186$347,511788$380,1282,243$328,955249$112,2131$454,00079$333,7340$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED564$342,8421,512$367,2558,011$353,065921$100,28211$2,014,636405$278,9198$116,125
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN499$337,287906$366,9074,944$334,319280$261,8008$367,625183$295,7651$200,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS108$348,972266$390,1471,495$357,841106$161,4810$038$255,1050$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 243 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED814$343,114256$374,1520$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED375$348,064134$370,0001$417,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED198$346,919134$384,1641$311,0001$165,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN127$338,16565$372,1540$01$608,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS53$354,15125$370,0800$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Nassau County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12,56074.2 years
Mary11,01880.9 years
Joseph9,47075.0 years
William8,52674.4 years
Anna6,62483.2 years
Helen5,47379.9 years
Margaret5,34880.2 years
Rose5,29382.2 years
Frank5,28175.8 years
George5,24275.1 years
Most common last names in Nassau County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,17076.2 years
Miller1,31877.2 years
Brown1,15974.6 years
Cohen1,14777.9 years
Johnson1,13275.8 years
Williams78972.1 years
Murphy74675.6 years
Kelly73476.1 years
Schwartz69577.9 years
Anderson64776.6 years
Businesses in Nassau County, NY
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven79Jones New York22
ALDO3Journeys4
AMF Bowling6Justice4
AT&T51KFC16
Abercrombie & Fitch2Kincaid2
Abercrombie Kids2Kohl's5
Ace Hardware13Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts9LA Fitness4
Aeropostale5La Quinta1
Aerosoles1La-Z-Boy6
American Eagle Outfitters6Lane Bryant5
Ann Taylor5Lane Furniture5
Apple Store2LensCrafters2
Applebee's8Lowe's4
Arby's2Macy's7
Ashley Furniture2Marriott5
Audi2Marshalls10
AutoZone7MasterBrand Cabinets67
Avenue8McDonald's38
BMW3Men's Wearhouse7
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Motherhood Maternity8
Bakers4New Balance25
Bally Total Fitness2New York & Co6
Banana Republic5Nike114
Barnes & Noble4Nissan8
Baskin-Robbins52Nordstrom2
Bath & Body Works8OfficeMax4
Bebe1Old Country Buffet1
Bed Bath & Beyond7Old Navy6
Ben & Jerry's1Olive Garden2
Bentleymotors.Com1On The Border1
Best Western3Outback3
Blockbuster14Outback Steakhouse3
Brooks Brothers3Pac Sun3
Brookstone1Panera Bread8
Budget Car Rental3Papa John's Pizza10
Burger King26Pathmark8
Buybuy BABY1Payless23
CVS58Penske4
Cache1PetSmart3
Casual Male XL4Pier 1 Imports5
Catherines1Pizza Hut3
Century 211Popeyes4
Charlotte Russe4Pottery Barn Kids1
Chevrolet3Quality1
Chico's4Quiznos4
Chipotle5RadioShack30
Chuck E. Cheese's2Ramada1
Cinnabon 2Raymour & Flanigan5
Cold Stone Creamery4Red Lobster3
Coldwater Creek1Red Robin1
Costco2Red Roof Inn1
Crate & Barrel1Rite Aid32
Curves8Rodeway Inn1
DHL13Ruby Tuesday3
Decora Cabinetry19Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Dennys1SAS Shoes4
Domino's Pizza13Sears9
DressBarn9Sephora2
Dressbarn9Skechers USA1
Dunkin Donuts101Soma Intimates2
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts3
Express6Sprint Nextel25
Extended Stay America1Staples14
Famous Footwear4Starbucks44
Fashion Bug1Stop & Shop17
FedEx262Subaru5
Finish Line3Subway9
Firestone Complete Auto Care3T-Mobile20
Foot Locker4T.G.I. Driday's6
Forever 214T.J.Maxx6
Fredericks Of Hollywood2Taco Bell20
GNC32Talbots1
GameStop29Target5
Gap11The Cheesecake Factory1
Goodwill7The Room Place16
Gymboree2Tim Hortons1
H&M5Torrid1
H&R Block20Toyota4
Haagen-Dazs3Toys"R"Us15
Harmon Face Values4Trader Joe's4
Haworth1True Value17
Hilton4U-Haul26
Holiday Inn3UPS266
Hollister Co.3Urban Outfitters3
Home Depot9Vans9
Honda5Verizon Wireless16
Hot Topic3Victoria's Secret7
Houlihan's2Volkswagen2
Hyatt1Waldbaums13
Hyundai3Walgreens20
IHOP8Walmart6
IZOD1Wendy's26
J.Crew2Wet Seal2
JCPenney3White Castle4
Jamba Juice1Whole Foods Market2
JoS. A. Bank3World Gym1
Johnny Rockets2YMCA2

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