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Hempstead County Statistics

Facts

Land area727.5 square miles
Population Density31.1 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)22,474
Population change-0.6%
Under 5 years of age7.3%
Under 1826.3%
65 and over15.8%
Females51.6%
White67.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race12.5
Asian0.5%
Two or more races1.8%
Black or African American29.7%
Native American0.6%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school82%
Had a bachelor degree or higher14.1%
Veterans1,556

Households and Housing

Households8,296
Persons per household2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more87.6%
Median household income$32,056
The Per capita income$17,376
Live below the poverty line27.4%
Housing units10,382
Multi-unit structures10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$73,100
Residents owning their homes68%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,578
Women-owned firms25.9%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$204,433
Retail sales per capita$8,807
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$32,782
Source US Census Data