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Time Zone: Nassau County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Mineola is the Seat for Nassau County.

Nassau County was founded in 1899 and was created by taking area from QueensCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Nassau had a population of 1,357,429 people. This is an increase of 1.71% since the last Census (which gave a population of 1,334,544 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Nassau represented 7.03% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,339,532+0.37%-1.32% since 2009
20091,357,429+1.71%+0.32% since 2008
20001,334,544The Last Census

More information can be found on the Nassau County Census Page for Nassau County.


Below are some of the communities located in Nassau County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Nassau County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hempstead   764,982755,9241.2% increase  
Oyster Bay   302,564293,9252.94% increase  
North Hempstead   227,058222,6112% increase  
Hempstead   53,97156,5544.57% decrease  
Freeport   43,93743,7830.35% increase  

Websites for Nassau County

Official Website:   www.nassaucountyny.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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