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Welcome to Hempstead ...

The village of Hempstead is located in Nassau County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hempstead has a population of 55,078 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hempstead.

Hempstead is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Hempstead: 11550<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hempstead had an population of 55,078 people. This is an increase of 2.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hempstead had a population of 53,891 people. This makes Hempstead the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Hempstead represents 0.28% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 33rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 53,891 people, the population of Hempstead decreased 4.71% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 56,554 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hempstead.

Communities Also Named Hempstead ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New York communities named Hempstead: This one is located in Nassau County and the other is located in Queens County.

Beyond New York, there are 4 communities that are also named Hempstead - they are located in Georgia, Ohio and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hempstead.

Communities near Hempstead ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hempstead.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Hempstead
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Hempstead
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Oyster Bay [Nassau County]
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    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Hempstead
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296,592 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
  • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Hempstead
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 230,379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Babylon [Suffolk County]
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      • Babylon [Suffolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Hempstead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209,785 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babylon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babylon
    • Huntington [Suffolk County]
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      • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Hempstead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
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      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Hempstead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<6>
    • Mount Vernon [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Westchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Hempstead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,775 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<6>
    • Long Beach [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Nassau County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Hempstead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<6>
    • Eastchester [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastchester
      • Eastchester [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Hempstead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastchester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastchester

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hempstead. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hempstead.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hempstead. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hempstead.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hempstead. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hempstead.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hempstead ...

Looking for more information about Hempstead? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hempstead, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hempstead.

Adding Hempstead to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hempstead in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hempstead was on a map titled Map of New York (from Rand McNally, 1908).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hempstead on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hempstead. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Nassau County: www.nassaucountyny.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Nassau, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hempstead.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hempstead - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Hempstead). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hempstead or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hempstead) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hempstead. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HempsteadOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hempstead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7058, Longitude: -73.6199    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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