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DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF NASSAU 
     COUNTY, NEW YORK, 1990


CONTENTS

SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS
  1. URBAN AND RURAL RESIDENCE
  2. SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
  3. EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
  4. RESIDENCE IN 1985
  5. DISABILITY OF CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS
  6. CHILDREN EVER BORN PER 1,000 WOMEN
  7. VETERAN STATUS
  8. NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
  9. LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
  10. ANCESTRY
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
  1. LABOR FORCE STATUS
    1. Persons 16 years and over
    2. Males 16 years and over
    3. Females 16 years and over
    4. Females 16 years and over with children
    5. Parents present in household
  2. COMMUTING TO WORK
  3. EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION
  4. EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY
  5. CLASS OF WORKER
INCOME AND POVERTY
  1. INCOME IN 1989
    1. Households
    2. Families
    3. Nonfamily households
  2. INCOME TYPE IN 1989
  3. POVERTY STATUS IN 1989
    1. Persons 18 years and over
    2. Children under 18 years
    3. All families
    4. Female householder families
  4. PERCENT BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
    1. All persons
    2. All families
    3. Female householder families
HOUSING
  1. YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
  2. BEDROOMS
  3. SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
    1. Lacking complete plumbing facilities
    2. Lacking complete kitchen facilities
    3. Condominium housing units
  4. SOURCE OF WATER
  5. SEWAGE DISPOSAL
  6. HOUSE HEATING FUEL
  7. YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
  8. TELEPHONE
  9. VEHICLES AVAILABLE
  10. MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS
  11. SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1989
  12. GROSS RENT
  13. GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1989
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SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS


URBAN AND RURAL RESIDENCE
     Total population...........................  1,287,348
Urban population................................  1,282,718
    Percent of total population.................       99.6
Rural population................................      4,630
    Percent of total population.................        0.4
  Farm population...............................          0
 
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
     Persons 3 years and over enrolled in school    317,875
Preprimary school...............................     27,741
Elementary or high school.......................    187,696
  Percent in private school.....................       15.1
College.........................................    102,438
 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
  Persons 25 years and over.....................    881,037
Less than 9th grade.............................     52,599
9th to 12th grade, no diploma...................     86,546
High school graduate............................    266,264
Some college, no degree.........................    153,367
Associates degree...............................     58,190
Bachelor's degree...............................    149,506
Graduate or professional degree.................    114,565
 
Percent high school graduate or higher..........       84.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher.............       30.0
 
RESIDENCE IN 1985
      Persons 5 years and over..................  1,208,407
Lived in same house.............................    867,766
Lived in different house in U.S.................    315,004
  Same State....................................    288,080
    Same county.................................    179,644
    Different county............................    108,436
  Different State...............................     26,924
Lived abroad....................................     25,637
 
DISABILITY OF CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS
      Persons 16 to 64 years....................    853,116
With a mobility or self-care limitation.........     30,572
  With a mobility limitation....................     15,022
  With a self-care limitation...................     22,307
With a work disability..........................     43,196
    In labor force..............................     17,800
  Prevented from working........................     21,524
      Persons 65 years and over.................    176,009
With a mobility or self-care limitation.........     28,183
  With a mobility limitation....................     21,692
  With a self-care limitation...................     16,702
 
CHILDREN EVER BORN PER 1,000 WOMEN
Women 15 to 24 years............................        104
Women 25 to 34 years............................        928
Women 35 to 44 years............................      1,852
 
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian veterans 16 years and over.............    147,207
  65 years and over.............................     50,168
 
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Native population...............................  1,118,037
    Percent born in state of residence..........       88.9
Foreign-born population.........................    169,311
  Entered the U.S. 1980 to 1990.................     52,106
 
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
    Persons 5 years and over....................  1,208,407
Speak a language other than English.............    209,288
    Do not speak English 'very well'............     77,979
  Speak Spanish.................................     63,699
    Do not speak English 'very well'............     30,217
  Speak Asian or Pacific Island language........     22,627
    Do not speak English 'very well'............     10,528
 
ANCESTRY
  Total ancestries reported.....................  1,585,497
Arab............................................      5,193
Austrian........................................     25,131
Belgian.........................................      1,191
Canadian........................................      2,813
Czech...........................................      8,049
Danish..........................................      3,245
Dutch...........................................      9,430
English.........................................     66,440
Finnish.........................................      1,504
French (except Basque)..........................     19,540
French Canadian.................................      4,308
German..........................................    213,487
Greek...........................................     20,197
Hungarian.......................................     21,933
Irish...........................................    256,182
Italian.........................................    313,289
Lithuanian......................................      7,075
Norwegian.......................................      8,542
Polish..........................................    103,670
Portuguese......................................      5,445
Romanian........................................      8,928
Russian.........................................     96,954
Scotch-Irish....................................     10,351
Scottish........................................     12,764
Slovak..........................................      8,364
Subsaharan African..............................      2,453
Swedish.........................................     11,193
Swiss...........................................      3,199
Ukrainian.......................................      7,989
United States or American.......................     46,428
Welsh...........................................      2,777
West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups)..     23,225
Yugoslavian.....................................      2,559
Other ancestries................................    251,649


LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT


LABOR FORCE STATUS
      Persons 16 years and over.................  1,039,774
In labor force..................................    691,116
      Percent in labor force....................       66.5
  Civilian labor force..........................    690,066
    Employed....................................    661,486
    Unemployed..................................     28,580
      Percent unemployed........................        4.1
  Armed Forces..................................      1,050
Not in labor force..............................    348,658
 
      Males 16 years and over...................    493,395
In labor force..................................    380,267
      Percent in labor force....................       77.1
  Civilian labor force..........................    379,358
    Employed....................................    364,292
    Unemployed..................................     15,066
      Percent unemployed........................        4.0
  Armed Forces..................................        909
Not in labor force..............................    113,128
 
      Females 16 years and over.................    546,379
In labor force..................................    310,849
      Percent in labor force....................       56.9
  Civilian labor force..........................    310,708
    Employed....................................    297,194
    Unemployed..................................     13,514
      Percent unemployed........................        4.3
  Armed Forces..................................        141
Not in labor force..............................    235,530
 
      Females 16 years and over.................    546,379
With own children under 6 years.................     68,726
  Percent in labor force........................       48.2
With own children 6 to 17 years only............     81,429
  Percent in labor force........................       72.7
 
      Own children under 6 years in families and 
          subfamilies...........................     92,161
All parents present in household in labor force.     42,295
 
      Own children 6 to 17 years in families and 
          subfamilies...........................    180,101
All parents present in household in labor force.    116,109
 
    Persons 16 to 19 years......................     66,104
Not enrolled in school and not high school graduate   3,597
  Employed or in Armed Forces...................      1,721
  Unemployed....................................        451
  Not in labor force............................      1,425

COMMUTING TO WORK
  Workers 16 years and over.....................    650,947
Percent drove alone.............................       68.2
Percent in carpools.............................        9.4
Percent using public transportation.............       15.9
Percent using other means.......................        0.7
Percent walked or worked at home................        5.9
Mean travel time to work (minutes)..............       31.5
 
EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION
  Employed persons 16 years and over............    661,486
Executive, administrative, and managerial 
       occupations..............................    112,278
Professional specialty occupations..............    115,951
Technicians and related support occupations.....     20,753
Sales occupations...............................     93,861
Administrative support occupations, including 
       clerical.................................    130,222
Private household occupations...................      4,033
Protective service occupations..................     18,932
Service occupations, except protective and household 49,354
Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations......      5,202
Precision production, craft, and repair occupations  57,824
Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors...     17,761
Transportation and material moving occupations..     19,174
Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers  16,141
 
EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY
  Employed person 16 years and over.............    661,486
Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries............      5,397
Mining..........................................        259
Construction....................................     34,007
Manufacturing, nondurable goods.................     33,376
Manufacturing, durable goods....................     39,657
Transportation..................................     38,642
Communications and other public utilities.......     20,745
Wholesale trade.................................     37,242
Retail trade....................................     98,227
Finance, insurance, and real estate.............     77,231
Business and repair services....................     36,796
Personal services...............................     17,260
Entertainment, and recreation services..........     12,060
Health services.................................     63,336
Educational services............................     61,802
Other professional and related services.........     54,118
Public administration...........................     31,331

CLASS OF WORKER
  Employed persons 16 years and over............    661,486
Private wage and salary workers.................    511,645
Government workers..............................    106,671
  Local government workers......................     76,590
  State government workers......................     16,556
  Federal government workers....................     13,525
Self-employed workers...........................     41,070
Unpaid family workers...........................      2,100


INCOME AND POVERTY


INCOME IN 1989
  Households....................................    431,148
Less than $5,000................................      9,577
$5,000 to $9,999................................     17,114
$10,000 to $14,999..............................     16,089
$15,000 to $24,999..............................     37,824
$25,000 to $34,999..............................     44,171
$35,000 to $49,999..............................     68,571
$50,000 to $74,999..............................    104,436
$75,000 to $99,999..............................     60,087
$100,000 to $149,999............................     45,903
$150,000 or more................................     27,376
Median household income (dollars)...............     54,283
 
  Families......................................    346,790
Less than $5,000................................      4,247
$5,000 to $9,999................................      4,733
$10,000 to $14,999..............................      7,557
$15,000 to $24,999..............................     24,082
$25,000 to $34,999..............................     32,481
$35,000 to $49,999..............................     56,596
$50,000 to $74,999..............................     93,480
$75,000 to $99,999..............................     55,596
$100,000 to $149,999............................     42,268
$150,000 or more................................     25,750
Median family income (dollars)..................     60,619
 
  Nonfamily households..........................     84,358
Less than $5,000................................      5,659
$5,000 to $9,999................................     12,753
$10,000 to $14,999..............................      8,909
$15,000 to $24,999..............................     14,765
$25,000 to $34,999..............................     12,544
$35,000 to $49,999..............................     12,445
$50,000 to $74,999..............................     10,363
$75,000 to $99,999..............................      3,541
$100,000 to $149,999............................      2,250
$150,000 or more................................      1,129
Median nonfamily household income (dollars).....     25,062
 
Per capita income (dollars).....................     23,352


INCOME TYPE IN 1989
      Households................................    431,148
With wage and salary income.....................    355,737
  Mean wage and salary income (dollars).........     62,456
With nonfarm self-employment income.............     61,268
  Mean nonfarm self-employment income (dollars).     39,122
With farm self-employment income................      2,497
  Mean farm self-employment income (dollars)....     11,930
With Social Security income.....................    128,606
  Mean Social Security income (dollars).........      9,215
With public assistance income...................     15,501
  Mean public assistance income (dollars).......      5,132
With retirement income..........................     81,914
  Mean retirement income (dollars)..............     11,361
 
POVERTY STATUS IN 1989
All persons for whom poverty status is determined.1,267,148
    Below poverty level.........................     47,192
 
Persons 18 years and over.......................    989,752
    Below poverty level.........................     34,902
  Persons 65 years and over.....................    176,009
    Below poverty level.........................      9,393
 
Related children under 18 years.................    276,622
    Below poverty level.........................     11,742
  Related children under 5 years................     77,955
    Below poverty level.........................      3,597
  Related children 5 to 17 years................    198,667
    Below poverty level.........................      8,145
 
Unrelated individuals...........................    120,897
    Below poverty level.........................     18,429
 
  All families..................................    346,790
    Below poverty level.........................      8,650
With related children under 18 years............    154,437
    Below poverty level.........................      5,744
  With related children under 5 years...........     62,839
    Below poverty level.........................      2,839
 
  Female householder families...................     42,753
    Below poverty level.........................      3,752
  With related children under 18 years..........     18,587
    Below poverty level.........................      3,076
  With related children under 5 years...........      5,304
    Below poverty level.........................      1,447

PERCENT BELOW POVERTY LEVEL

All persons.....................................        3.7
  Persons 18 years and over.....................        3.5
    Persons 65 years and over...................        5.3
  Related children under 18 years...............        4.2
    Related children under 5 years..............        4.6
    Related children 5 to 17 years..............        4.1
  Unrelated individuals.........................       15.2
 
All families....................................        2.5
  With related children under 18 years..........        3.7
    With related children under 5 years.........        4.5
 
Female householder families.....................        8.8
  With related children under 18 years..........       16.5
    With related children under 5 years.........       27.3


HOUSING


Total housing units.............................    446,292
 
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
1989 to March 1990..............................      1,832
1985 to 1988....................................      9,189
1980 to 1984....................................      9,933
1970 to 1979....................................     25,050
1960 to 1969....................................     62,461
1950 to 1959....................................    159,849
1940 to 1949....................................     83,055
1939 or earlier.................................     94,923
 
BEDROOMS
No bedroom......................................      8,104
1 bedroom.......................................     44,510
2 bedrooms......................................     64,979
3 bedrooms......................................    173,227
4 bedrooms......................................    119,117
5 or more bedrooms..............................     36,355
 
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
Lacking complete plumbing facilities............      1,067
Lacking complete kitchen facilities.............      1,394
Condominium housing units.......................     15,814
 
SOURCE OF WATER
Public system or private company................    444,313
Individual drilled well.........................      1,199
Individual dug well.............................        205
Some other source...............................        575
 
SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Public sewer....................................    408,305
Septic tank or cesspool.........................     37,125
Other means.....................................        862
 
      Occupied housing units....................    431,515
 
HOUSE HEATING FUEL
Utility gas.....................................    126,029
Bottled, tank, or LP gas........................      4,349
Electricity.....................................     17,504
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.........................    280,897
Coal or coke....................................        757
Wood............................................        375
Solar energy....................................         59
Other fuel......................................      1,269
No fuel used....................................        276

YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
1989 to March 1990..............................     39,840
1985 to 1988....................................     86,391
1980 to 1984....................................     60,666
1970 to 1979....................................     96,946
1960 to 1969....................................     68,354
1959 or earlier.................................     79,318
 
TELEPHONE
No telephone in unit............................      4,827
 
VEHICLES AVAILABLE
  Occupied housing units........................    431,515
None............................................     32,518
1...............................................    122,758
2...............................................    180,642
3 or more.......................................     95,597
 
MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS
Specified owner-occupied housing units..........    308,067
  With a mortgage...............................    201,706
    Less than $300..............................        407
    $300 to $499................................      4,354
    $500 to $699................................     20,283
    $700 to $999................................     45,666
    $1,000 to $1,499............................     55,938
    $1,500 to $1,999............................     38,998
    $2,000 or more..............................     36,060
    Median (dollars)............................      1,253
  Not mortgaged.................................    106,361
    Less than $100..............................        174
    $100 to $199................................        896
    $200 to $299................................      4,729
    $300 to $399................................     13,666
    $400 or more................................     86,896
    Median (dollars)............................        401
 
SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1989
Specified owner-occupied housing units..........    308,067
  Less than 20 percent..........................    148,849
  20 to 24 percent..............................     38,926
  25 to 29 percent..............................     29,743
  30 to 34 percent..............................     21,586
  35 percent or more............................     67,378
  Not computed..................................      1,585

GROSS RENT
Specified renter-occupied housing units.........     83,840
  Less than $200................................      3,776
  $200 to $299..................................      2,231
  $300 to $499..................................      8,322
  $500 to $749..................................     25,730
  $750 to $999..................................     21,817
  $1,000 or more................................     18,077
  No cash rent..................................      3,887
  Median (dollars)..............................        749
 
GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1989
Specified renter-occupied housing units.........     83,840
  Less than 20 percent..........................     22,738
  20 to 24 percent..............................     11,115
  25 to 29 percent..............................     10,041
  30 to 34 percent..............................      7,475
  35 percent or more............................     27,251
  Not computed..................................      5,220



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