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Median Household Income

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Median Family Income in the United States - $62,797

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$62,797

Median Family Income in New York - $52,403

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Median Family Income in Nassau County, NY - $122,769

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$122,769

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Nassau County Demographics

Population - 1,334,544

1,334,544 people live in Nassau, NY (New York)

Latino

9.97% of residents in Nassau, NY are Latino  10%

White

73.91% of residents in Nassau, NY are Caucasian  73.9%

Black

9.67% of residents in Nassau, NY are of African descent  9.7%

Asian

4.66% of residents in Nassau, NY are of Asian descent  4.7%

 

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NASSAU COUNTY

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HOUSEHOLD RELATIONSHIP

Number

Number

Number

Population

1,310,076

GENDER FOR HOUSEHOLDS

Number

Number

Number

Male

635,529

8,993,239

141,274,964

Female

674,547

9,662,036

147,103,173

AGE FOR HOUSEHOLDS

Number

Number

Number

17 or younger

316,299

4,519,771

73,131,688

18-24

101,823

1,589,003

26,295,690

25-44

331,597

5,414,220

82,023,068

45-64

371,848

4,761,408

72,167,164

65+

188,509

2,370,873

34,760,527

Average age (years)

38.83

37.22

36.40

RACE AND ETHNICITY FOR HOUSEHOLDS

Number

Number

Number

White alone

993,164

12,508,643

215,333,394

Black or African American alone

140,878

2,858,062

34,962,569

American Indian and Alaska Native alone

2,355

67,460

2,357,544

Asian alone

84,132

1,246,567

12,471,815

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone

0

6,123

397,030

Some other race alone

75,034

1,684,562

17,298,601

Two or more races:

14,513

283,858

5,557,184

Hispanic or Latino

153,849

3,028,658

41,870,703

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Note: Use caution when comparing estimates from the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS) with the 2000 Census.


Note: Hispanic ethnicity is a separate data category from race. This number should not be added to race totals.

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Nassau County

New York

Population definition and source info

Population, 2009 estimate

1,357,429

19,541,453

Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1 definition and source info

Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009

1.7%

3.0%

Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1 definition and source info

Population estimates base (April 1) 2000

1,334,546

18,976,811

Persons under 5 years old, percent definition and source info

Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2009

5.5%

6.3%

Persons under 18 years old, percent definition and source info

Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2009

23.1%

22.6%

Persons 65 years old and over, percent definition and source info

Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2009

15.2%

13.4%

Female persons, percent definition and source info

Female persons, percent, 2009

51.2%

51.4%

 

White persons, percent definition and source info

White persons, percent, 2009 (a)

79.8%

73.4%

Black persons, percent definition and source info

Black persons, percent, 2009 (a)

11.3%

17.2%

American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent definition and source info

American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2009 (a)

0.3%

0.6%

Asian persons, percent definition and source info

Asian persons, percent, 2009 (a)

7.2%

7.1%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent definition and source info

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2009 (a)

0.1%

0.1%

Persons reporting two or more races, percent definition and source info

Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2009

1.3%

1.6%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent definition and source info

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2009 (b)

12.9%

16.8%

White persons not Hispanic, percent definition and source info

White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2009

68.1%

59.9%

 

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000 definition and source info

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over

69.9%

61.8%

Foreign born persons, percent definition and source info

Foreign born persons, percent, 2000

17.9%

20.4%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+ definition and source info

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000

23.2%

28.0%

High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+ definition and source info

High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000

86.7%

79.1%

Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+ definition and source info

Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000

35.4%

27.4%

Persons with a disability, age 5+ definition and source info

Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000

196,086

3,606,147

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+ definition and source info

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000

34.3

31.7

 

Housing units definition and source info

Housing units, 2009

459,070

8,017,263

Homeownership rate definition and source info

Homeownership rate, 2000

80.3%

53.0%

Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent definition and source info

Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000

19.7%

50.6%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units definition and source info

Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000

$242,300

$148,700

 

Households definition and source info

Households, 2000

447,387

7,056,860

Persons per household definition and source info

Persons per household, 2000

2.93

2.61

Median household income definition and source info

Median household income, 2008

$94,856

$55,980

Per capita money income definition and source info

Per capita money income, 1999

$32,151

$23,389

Persons below poverty level, percent definition and source info

Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008

4.9%

13.7%

 

   

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Nassau County

New York

Private nonfarm establishments definition and source info

Private nonfarm establishments, 2007

48,098

519,4891

Private nonfarm employment definition and source info

Private nonfarm employment, 2007

536,218

7,529,8821

Private nonfarm employment definition and source info

Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2007

-4.6%

2.4%1

Nonemployer establishments definition and source info

Nonemployer establishments, 2007

126,456

1,546,788

Total number of firms definition and source info

Total number of firms, 2002

152,395

1,707,168

Black-owned firms, percent definition and source info

Black-owned firms, percent, 2002

4.4%

7.6%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent definition and source info

American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002

0.3%

0.7%

Asian-owned firms, percent definition and source info

Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002

6.7%

8.5%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent definition and source info

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002

F

0.2%

Hispanic-owned firms, percent definition and source info

Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002

6.0%

9.6%

Women-owned firms, percent definition and source info

Women-owned firms, percent, 2002

24.9%

29.6%

 

Manufacturers shipments definition and source info

Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000)

8,449,363

147,317,463

Wholesale trade sales definition and source info

Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000)

D

343,663,041

Retail sales definition and source info

Retail sales, 2002 ($1000)

19,647,827

178,067,530

Retail sales per capita definition and source info

Retail sales per capita, 2002

$14,668

$9,298

Accommodation and foodservices sales definition and source info

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000)

1,965,422

27,835,952

Building permits definition and source info

Building permits, 2009

378

18,344

Federal spending definition and source info

Federal spending, 2008

10,390,230

174,070,9491

 

   

Geography QuickFacts

Nassau County

New York

Land area definition and source info

Land area, 2000 (square miles)

286.69

47,213.79

Persons per square mile definition and source info

Persons per square mile, 2000

4,650.0

401.9

Persons per square mile definition and source info

FIPS Code

059

36

Persons per square mile definition and source info

Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

 

 

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F: Fewer than 100 firms
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NA: Not available
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
X: Not applicable
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown


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Nassau County, New York

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Founded

1899

Seat

Mineola

Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water


453 sq mi (1,173 km²)
287 sq mi (743 km²)
166 sq mi (430 km²), 36.72%

Population
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2000)
 -
Density


1,334,544
4,652/sq mi (1,796/km²)

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Nassau County (pronounced næsɔː/) is a suburban county on Long Island, east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York, within the New York Metropolitan Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 1,334,544. The name of the county comes from an old name for Long Island, which was at one time named Nassau, after Dutch William of Nassau, Prince of Orange (who later also ruled as King William III of England.) The county colors, orange and blue, are also the colors of the House of Orange. Nassau's county seat is Mineola.[1][2]

Nassau, together with Suffolk County to its immediate east, are generally referred to as "Long Island" by area residents — as distinct from the New York City boroughs of Queens (Queens County) and Brooklyn (Kings County), which are physically on the island's westernmost end. Two cities, three towns, 64 incorporated villages, and numerous unincorporated hamlets are located within the county.

In 2008, Forbes magazine released its American Community Survey and named Nassau County number 10 in its list of the top 25 richest counties in America. This survey was completed before the economic crisis of 2008-2009. The survey also named Nassau County the second richest county per capita in the State of New York and the 10th richest in the nation, with a median household income of $85,994.[3]

The New York Times cited a study by the non-profit group ERASE Racism, which determined that Nassau, and its neighboring county, Suffolk, are the most racially segregated suburbs in the United States.[4]

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[edit] Name

Several alternate names had been considered for the county, including Matinecock (a village within the county currently has that name), Norfolk (presumably because of the proximity to Suffolk County), Bryant, and Sagamore. However, Nassau had the historical advantage of having at one time been the name of Long Island itself, and was the name most mentioned when the new county was proposed as early as 1876.

[edit] History

The area now designated Nassau County was originally the eastern 70% of Queens County, one of the original 12 counties formed in 1683, and was then contained within two towns: Hempstead and Oyster Bay.

In 1784, following the American Revolutionary War, the Town of Hempstead was split in two, when Patriots in the northern part formed the new Town of North Hempstead, leaving Loyalist majorities in the Town of Hempstead.

In 1898 the western portion of Queens County became a borough of the City of Greater New York, leaving the eastern portion a part of Queens County but not part of the Borough of Queens. As part of the city consolidation plan, all town and county governments within the borough were dissolved. The areas not part of the consolidation included all of the Town of North Hempstead, all of the Town of Oyster Bay, and most of the Town of Hempstead (excluding the Rockaway Peninsula, which was separated from the Town of Hempstead and became part of the city borough). In 1899, following approval from the state legislature, the three towns were separated from Queens County and the new county of Nassau was constituted.

In preparation for the new county, in November 1898, voters had selected Mineola to become the county seat for the new county[5] (before Mineola incorporated as a village in 1906 and set its boundaries almost entirely within the Town of North Hempstead), winning out over Hicksville and Hempstead.[6] The Garden City Company (founded in 1893 by the heirs of Alexander Turney Stewart)[7] donated four acres of land for the county buildings in the Town of Hempstead, just south of the Mineola train station and the present day Village of Mineola.[8][9] The land and the buildings have a Mineola postal address, but are within the present day Village of Garden City,[10] which did not incorporate, nor set its boundaries, until 1919.

In 1917,[11] the village of Glen Cove was granted a city charter, making it independent from the Town of Oyster Bay. In 1918, the village of Long Beach was incorporated in the Town of Hempstead. In 1922, it became a city, making it independent of the town. These are the only two cities in Nassau County.

The United Nations Security Council was temporarily located in Nassau County from 1946 to 1951. Council meetings were held at the Sperry Gyroscope headquarters in the village of Lake Success near the border with Queens County. It was here on June 27, 1950, that the Security Council voted to back U.S. President Harry S Truman and send a coalition of forces to the Korean Peninsula, leading to the Korean War.

In 1947, William Levitt built his first planned community in Nassau County, in the Island Trees section (later renamed Levittown). (This should not be confused with the county's first planned community, in general, which is Garden City). In later decades, communities such as Wantagh, East Meadow, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, and Franklin Square began to grow.

During the latter part of the 20th Century, Nassau County saw an influx of migrants from the five boroughs of New York City, especially Brooklyn and Queens, who left their urban dwellings for a more suburban setting. This led to a massive population boom in the county, especially on the south shore.

In 1994, Federal Judge Arthur Spatt declared the Nassau County Board of Supervisors unconstitutional and directed that a 19-member legislature be formed.[12] Elections were held and Republicans won 13 seats and elected Bruce Blakeman as its first Presiding Officer (Speaker).[13] Among the first class were current legislators Peter J. Schmitt, Judith Jacobs, John Ciotti, Dennis Dunne Sr., Francis X. Becker, Vincent T. Muscarella, and Current County Executive, Ed Mangano.

In the 1990s, Nassau County saw huge budget problems, forcing the county to near bankruptcy. The county government increased taxes to prevent a takeover by the state of New York. This has led to the county having notoriously high property taxes, leaving some migrants from New York City, who were seeking a suburban lifestyle, to move to Suffolk County, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania.

The economy has been booming and according to the United States Census Bureau, residents of Nassau County have among the highest per capita wealth in the country.[citation needed] Nassau County has also experienced heavy urbanization in many areas, such as Hempstead, Freeport, Mineola, and Westbury, leading some to say that some parts of the county resemble the outer boroughs of New York City rather than a suburb of it.[citation needed]

[edit] Law and government

The head of the County Governmental structure is the County Executive, a post created in Nassau County in 1938. The current county executive is Ed Mangano, a Republican who was elected in an upset victory over the prior County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi in 2009. The District Attorney is Democrat Kathleen Rice, who in November, 2005 defeated 30-year incumbent Republican Denis Dillon in an upset victory. The county comptroller is George Maragos, a Republican, the county clerk is Republican Maureen O'Connell, and the county assessor is an appointed position who serves at the pleasure of the County Executive.

Nassau County Executives

Name

Party

Term

J. Russell Sprague

Republican

1938–1953

A. Holly Patterson

Republican

1953–1962

Eugene Nickerson

Democrat

1962–1970

Ralph G. Caso

Republican

1970–1978

Francis T. Purcell

Republican

1978–1987

Thomas Gulotta

Republican

1987–2001

Thomas Suozzi

Democrat

2002–2009

Ed Mangano

Republican

2010–present

The county legislature has 19 members. There are eleven Republicans, eight Democrats.

Nassau County Legislature

District

Legislator

Party

1

Kevan Abrahams

Democrat

2

Robert Troiano

Democrat

3

John Ciotti

Republican

4

Denise Ford

Republican

5

Joseph Scannell

Democrat

6

Francis X. Becker, Jr.

Republican

7

Howard Kopel

Republican

8

Vincent Muscarella

Republican

9

Richard Nicolello

Republican

10

Judi Bosworth

Democrat

11

Wayne H. Wink, Jr.

Democrat

12

Peter J. Schmitt, presiding officer

Republican

13

Norma L. Gonsalves

Republican

14

Joseph V. Belesi

Republican

15

Dennis Dunne, Sr.

Republican

16

Judith Jacobs

Democrat

17

Rose Marie Walker

Republican

18

Diane Yatauro, minority leader

Democrat

19

David Denenberg

Democrat

[edit] Law enforcement

Main article: Nassau County Police Department

County police services are provided by the Nassau County Police Department. The cities of Glen Cove and Long Beach, as well as a number of villages are not members of the county police district and maintain their own police forces. The following village police departments exist in Nassau County: Centre Island, Floral Park, Freeport, Garden City, Great Neck Estates, Hempstead, Kensington, Kings Point, Lake Success, Lynbrook, Malverne, Old Brookville,[14] Old Westbury, Oyster Bay Cove, Rockville Centre and Sands Point. The Port Washington Police Department is not a village department but is authorized by a special district, the only such district in New York State[citation needed]. These smaller forces, however, make use of such specialized county police services as the police academy and the aviation unit. Also, all homicides in the county are investigated by the county police, regardless of whether or not they occur within the police district.

In 2006, Village leaders in the county seat of Mineola expressed dissatisfaction with the level of police coverage provided by the county force and actively explored seceding from the police district and having the village form its own police force. A referendum on December 5, 2006, however, decisively defeated the proposal.[15]

Since the Long Island State Parkway Police was disbanded in 1980, all of Nassau County's state parkways have been patrolled by Troop L of the New York State Police. State parks in Nassau are patrolled by the New York State Park Police. In 1996, the Long Island Rail Road Police Department was consolidated into the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police. The MTA Police patrol Long Island Rail Road tracks, stations and properties. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police provides enforcement of state environmental laws and regulations. The State University of New York Police provides enforcement for SUNY Old Westbury.

The Nassau County Police Department posts the mug shots of DWI offenders as press releases on their website. This practice has come under the scrutiny of residents, media, and those pictured in these press releases. This practice has been criticized as being able to cause potential employees, students, or public figures their positions.[16]

County correctional services and enforcement of court orders are provided by the Nassau County Sheriff's Department. New York State Court Officers provide security for courthouses.

[edit] Politics

Main article: Politics of Long Island

Presidential elections results

Year

Republican

Democrat

2008

45.9% 293,758

53.4% 337,067

2004

46.6% 288,355

52.2% 323,070

2000

38.5% 226,954

57.9% 341,610

1996

36.1% 196,820

55.7% 303,587

1992

40.5% 246,881

46.4% 282,593

1988

57.0% 337,430

42.2% 250,130

1984

61.8% 392,017

38.0% 240,697

1980

56.0% 333,567

34.8% 207,602

1976

53.7% 329,176

47.6% 302,869

1972

63.3% 438,723

36.5% 252,831

1968

51.3% 329,792

43.3% 278,599

1964

39.4% 248,886

60.5% 382,590

1960

55.1% 324,255

44.8% 263,303

Like neighboring Suffolk County, Nassau County residents primarily supported the Republican Party in national elections until the 1990s. That decade, it began to shift toward the Democratic Party. Democrat Bill Clinton carried the county in the presidential elections of 1992 and 1996. Later Nassau voters gave a large margin of victory to Al Gore in 2000 (19.4%), but John Kerry's winning margin in 2004 was considerably slimmer (5.6%). In that election, Kerry won the towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead, but lost the Town of Oyster Bay.

Democratic strength is chiefly concentrated in the central, certain southern areas, and northern part of the county. This includes the south eastern Village of Freeport which is roughly sixty-eight percent Democrat, central areas near the Village of Hempstead and Uniondale, where there are large middle-class populations as well as the affluent northern half of the county. This includes Great Neck, Glen Cove and Roslyn. There are also pockets of staunch Democrats in the equally affluent Five Towns area in the southwest part of the county and in Long Beach.

Republican voters are chiefly concentrated in the more suburban areas of the county. The middle class southeastern portion of the county is heavily Republican, and communities such as Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Levittown, Bethpage, and Farmingdale are the political base of Congressman Peter T. King. In the western portion of the county, wealthy Garden City is solidly Republican, as is the more middle-class community of Floral Park.

Areas of the county containing large numbers of swing voters are in East Meadow, Mineola, Oceanside and Rockville Centre.

Long Island's only Republican member of Congress, Representative Peter T. King, is from Nassau County. His 3rd District includes heavily populated suburban neighborhoods like Long Beach, Massapequa, Levittown, Hicksville, Seaford, Wantagh, and Farmingdale. But Nassau County is also home to the popular gun-control advocate, Democrat Carolyn McCarthy, whose 4th District includes Garden City, Carle Place, Hempstead, Uniondale, East Meadow, Valley Stream, Franklin Square, West Hempstead and portions of the Village of Freeport and Rockville Centre. McCarthy defeated Republican congressman Dan Frisa in 1996 and has held the seat since.

Nassau County's other two congressmen are both Democrats. Representative Gary Ackerman, represents the 5th District, which includes the northwestern part of the county, including Great Neck, Sands Point, and Port Washington, and stretches into northeastern Queens. Steve Israel's 2nd District is mainly in Suffolk County, but also includes parts of Plainview, Old Bethpage, Jericho, Syosset, and Woodbury in Nassau County.

All of Nassau County's state senators were Republicans until February 2007 when Nassau County Legislator Craig Johnson was elected to the State Senate in a special election in the 7th district. The Democrats added another seat during the 2008 election, so the Republicans now have a 7-2 advantage in the State Senate on Long Island. The districts are drawn so as not to overlap Queens, which supports the Democratic Party more strongly.

[edit] Geography

Further information: List of municipalities on Long Island and List of places in Nassau County, New York

Nassau County occupies a portion of Long Island immediately east of the New York City borough of Queens. It is divided into two cities and three towns, the latter of which contain 64 villages and numerous hamlets.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 453 square miles (1,173 km²) of which 287 square miles (743 km²) of it is land and 166 square miles (431 km²) of it (36.72%) is water.

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[edit] Demographics

Historical populations

Census

Pop.

1900

55,448

1910

83,930

51.4%

1920

126,120

50.3%

1930

303,053

140.3%

1940

406,748

34.2%

1950

672,765

65.4%

1960

1,300,171

93.3%

1970

1,428,080

9.8%

1980

1,321,582

−7.5%

1990

1,287,348

−2.6%

2000

1,334,544

3.7%

Est. 2008

1,351,625

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1.3%

As of the census[17] of 2000, there were 1,334,544 people, 447,387 households, and 347,172 families residing in the county. The population density was 4,655 people per square mile (1,797/km²). There were 458,151 housing units at an average density of 1,598 per square mile (617/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.30% White (73.95% White Non-Hispanic), 10.01% African American, 0.16% Native American, 4.73% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.57% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.09% of the population.

As of 2000, there were about 207,000 Jewish people in Nassau County,[18] representing 15.5% of the total population, (as compared to 2.0% of the total U.S. population). Italian Americans make up a large portion of Nassau. The large Sikh population in Nassau County has built numerous Sikh Gurdwaras or temples; the two main ones are in Plainview and Glen Cove. The top 5 ancestries are 23% Italian, 14% Irish, 7% German, 5% American and 4% Polish. According to the Census Bureau, the population of the county has slightly decreased to 1,351,625 people in 2008, although it had increased to 1,356,867 in 2004.[19] The county population was at its greatest for the 1970 Census.

There were 447,387 households, out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 18.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $72,030, and the median income for a family was $81,246 (these figures had risen to $87,658 and $101,661 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[20]). Males had a median income of $52,340 versus $37,446 for females. The per capita income for the county was $32,151. About 3.50% of families and 5.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.80% of those under age 18 and 5.60% of those age 65 or over.

[edit] Colleges and universities

Nassau County is home to numerous colleges and universities, including Adelphi University, Molloy College, Briarcliffe College, New York Institute of Technology, SUNY Old Westbury, Nassau Community College, Hofstra University, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, United States Merchant Marine Academy, and Webb Institute.

[edit] Sports

Nassau County is home to the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League, who play at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale.

It is also the home of F.C. New York of the United Soccer Leagues, and the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse.

[edit] County symbols

[edit] See also

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[edit] References

  1. ^ Nassau County Atlas, 6th Large Scale Edition, Hagstrom Map Company, Inc., 1999
  2. ^ Toy, Vivian S. (2003-03-30). "For Sale: Nassau's County Seat". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/30/nyregion/for-sale-nassau-s-county-seat.html?pagewanted=all?pagewanted=all. "The county's properties all have mailing addresses in Mineola, the official county seat, but are actually within Garden City's boundaries." 
  3. ^ "Complete List: America's Richest Counties", Forbes.com, February 2, 2008
  4. ^ Lambert, Bruce (2002-06-05). "Study Calls L.I. Most Segregated Suburb". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/05/nyregion/study-calls-li-most-segregated-suburb.html?pagewanted=1. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  5. ^ "Mineola Chosen Nassau County's Seat". New York Times. 1898-11-10. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506EEDA1F3DE433A25753C1A9679D94699ED7CF. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  6. ^ "County of Nassau Elections". New York Times. 1898-09-01. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9A02EEDE1438E433A25752C0A96F9C94699ED7CF&scp=3&sq=mineola+%22county+seat%22&st=p. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Village of Garden City: History". Incorporated Village of Garden City. http://www.gardencityny.net/history1.htm. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  8. ^ "Sites for Nassau County Buildings". New York Times. 1898-09-29. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9F00EEDB1F3DE433A2575AC2A96F9C94699ED7CF&scp=1&sq=nassau+%22county+seat%22+garden+city&st=p. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  9. ^ "The History of Nassau's County Seat". rootsweb. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nynassa2/populationsurvey2.htm. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  10. ^ Fischler, Marcelle S (1998-11-15). "An Immigrant's Vision Created Garden City". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1998/11/15/nyregion/an-immigrant-s-vision-created-garden-city.html?pagewanted=all. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  11. ^ Antonia Petrash, Carol Stern, and Carol McCrossen. "HISTORY OF GLEN COVE". http://www.nassaulibrary.org/glencove/History%20of%20Glen%20Cove.html. 
  12. ^ McQuiston, John T. "Judge Says He Will Create a Nassau Legislature on His Own if Supervisors Fail to Act", The New York Times, June 9, 1994. Accessed December 11, 2007.
  13. ^ McQuiston, John T. "Amid Pomp, Nassau County Inaugurates Its Legislature", The New York Times, January 13, 1996.
  14. ^ The Old Brookville P.D. provides police protection for Old Brookville, Brookville, Upper Brookville, Matinecock, Mill Neck, Cove Neck and Muttontown.
  15. ^ Residents Make Statement Against Village Police Department, Mineola American, December 15, 2006
  16. ^ Nassau County Should be Ashamed, The Statesman, October 20, 2008
  17. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  18. ^ "County Membership Report: Nassau County, New York". Association of Religious Data Archives. http://www.thearda.com/mapsReports/reports/counties/36059_2000_Rate.asp. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  19. ^ "US Census Bureau population estimate by county". 2009. http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/files/CO-EST2008-POPCHG2000_2008-36.csv. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  20. ^ Nassau County, New York

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