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Nassau County, New York

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Table

Nassau County, New York
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,390,907
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,390,907
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
1,395,774
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,395,774
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,339,532
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.4%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
72.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
11.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
17.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
57.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 40,381
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 22.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 478,163
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 81.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $524,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $3,289
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,398
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,831
Building permits, 2021 1,365
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 449,967
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.97
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 93.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 28.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 94.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 91.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 91.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 46.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 4.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,066,714
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 15,609,579
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 5,235,303
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 26,841,202
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $19,776
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 36.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $120,036
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $53,363
Persons in poverty, percent
5.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 48,270
Total employment, 2020 575,632
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 31,776,476
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 154,022
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 43,969
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 29,597
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,722
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,122
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 32,415
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,965
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 39,498
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 4,905.3
Population per square mile, 2010 4,704.8
Land area in square miles, 2020 284.54
Land area in square miles, 2010 284.72
FIPS Code 36059
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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