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Living In South Hempstead, NY

The small town of South Hempstead, New York is home to slightly more than 3,000 people. Children under 5 account for a higher percentage of the population here (9%) than nationally (6%), making it a nice place to raise a family. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 38, skew younger than most cities in New York. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 88% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,818/month, exceeding the state average by $538 a month, relatively high rent costs could be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.

Compared to the national average (7%), South Hempstead has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 15% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 18% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in South Hempstead, the most common four of which are education, healthcare, retail, and finance. Together, these industries make up 29% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in management, as 10% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of around $119K, South Hempstead workers take home about $38,000 more than their peers elsewhere in New York. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

With an average commute time of about 37 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, South Hempstead residents know that it takes some patience getting to work. Many residents (41%) commute to work by car, while public transit is used by only 5% of the population. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.


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