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Demographic Profile of Nassau County 2000


DP-1: Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000
Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data
Geographic Area: Nassau County New York

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SUBJECT Number Percent
Total population 1,334,544 100
 
SEX AND AGE
        Total population 1,334,544 100
Male 642,317 48.1
Female 692,227 51.9
 
Under 5 years 86,628 6.5
5 to 9 years 96,192 7.2
10 to 14 years 93,441 7
15 to 19 years 82,662 6.2
20 to 24 years 68,198 5.1
25 to 34 years 162,568 12.2
35 to 44 years 223,070 16.7
45 to 54 years 194,987 14.6
55 to 59 years 69,873 5.2
60 to 64 years 56,084 4.2
65 to 74 years 105,961 7.9
75 to 84 years 72,671 5.4
85 years and over 22,209 1.7
 
Median age (years) 38.5 (X)
 
18 years and over 1,005,465 75.3
    Male 473,539 35.5
    Female 531,926 39.9
21 years and over 961,767 72.1
62 years and over 233,435 17.5
65 years and over 200,841 15
    Male 82,618 6.2
    Female 118,223 8.9
 
RACE
        Total population 1,334,544 100
One race 1,306,248 97.9
    White 1,058,285 79.3
    Black or African American 134,673 10.1
    American Indian and Alaska Native 2,112 0.2
        American Indian 1,110 0.1
        Alaska Native 7 0
        Both American Indian and Alaska Native 0 0
        American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified 995 0.1
    Asian 63,140 4.7
        Asian Indian 23,793 1.8
        Chinese 16,320 1.2
        Filipino 7,085 0.5
        Japanese 1,978 0.1
        Korean 8,339 0.6
        Vietnamese 718 0.1
        Other Asian 4,132 0.3
        Two or more Asian categories 775 0.1
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 400 0
        Native Hawaiian 63 0
        Guamanian or Chamorro 89 0
        Samoan 64 0
        Other Pacific Islander 184 0
        Two or more Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific
            Islander categories
0 0
    Some other race 47,638 3.6
Two or more races 28,296 2.1
    Two races including Some other race 17,163 1.3
    Two races excluding Some other race, and three
            or more races
11,133 0.8
        Two races excluding Some other race 9,724 0.7
        Three or more races 1,409 0.1
 
Race alone or in combination with one or more other races listed.
(The six numbers may add to more than the total population and the six percentages may add to more than 100 percent because individuals may report more than one race.)
White 1,078,153 80.8
Black or African American 143,711 10.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 5,710 0.4
Asian 70,209 5.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,255 0.1
Some other race 65,423 4.9
 
HISPANIC OR LATINO
        Total population 1,334,544 100
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 133,282 10
    Mexican 6,569 0.5
    Puerto Rican 23,540 1.8
    Cuban 4,458 0.3
    Other Hispanic or Latino 98,715 7.4
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,201,262 90
    White alone 986,947 74
 
RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO
        Total population 1,334,544 100
One race 1,306,248 97.9
    Hispanic or Latino 122,100 9.1
    Not Hispanic or Latino 1,184,148 88.7
Two or more races 28,296 2.1
    Hispanic or Latino 11,182 0.8
    Not Hispanic or Latino 17,114 1.3
 
RELATIONSHIP
        Total population 1,334,544 100
In households 1,312,886 98.4
    Householder 447,387 33.5
    Spouse 282,126 21.1
    Child 434,752 32.6
        Own child under 18 years 297,220 22.3
    Other relatives 95,546 7.2
        Under 18 years 26,600 2
    Nonrelatives 53,075 4
        Unmarried partner 13,644 1
In group quarters 21,658 1.6
    Institutionalized population 9,568 0.7
    Noninstitutionalized population 12,090 0.9
 
HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE
        Total households 447,387 100
Family households (families) 347,026 77.6
        With own children under 18 years 157,804 35.3
    Married-couple family 282,126 63.1
        With own children under 18 years 133,930 29.9
    Female householder, no husband present 48,942 10.9
        With own children under 18 years 19,059 4.3
Nonfamily households 100,361 22.4
    Householder living alone 84,280 18.8
        Householder 65 years and over 41,862 9.4
Detailed and local household type data are also available
 
Households with individuals under 18 years 172,614 38.6
Households with individuals 65 years and over 139,340 31.1
 
Average household size 2.93 (X)
Average family size 3.34 (X)
 
HOUSING OCCUPANCY
        Total housing units 458,151 100
Occupied housing units 447,387 97.7
Vacant housing units 10,764 2.3
    For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use 3,086 0.7
Detailed and local occupancy data are also available
 
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 0.5 (X)
Rental vacancy rate (percent) 2.1 (X)
 
HOUSING TENURE
        Occupied housing units 447,387 100
Owner-occupied housing units 359,264 80.3
Renter-occupied housing units 88,123 19.7
 
Average household size of owner-occupied unit 3.03 (X)
Average household size of renter-occupied unit 2.53 (X)

  1. Not applicable

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 1, Matrices P1, P3, P4, P8, P9, P12, P13, P17, P18, P19, P20, P23, P27, P28, P33, PCT4, PCT5, PCT8, PCT11, PCT15, H1, H3, H4, H5, H11, and H12.


QT-PL: Race, Hispanic or Latino, and Age: 2000
Data Set: Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File
Geographic Area: Nassau County, New York

SUBJECT All ages 18 years and over
Number Percent Number Percent
 
RACE
        Total population 1,334,544 100 1,005,465 100
One race 1,306,248 97.9 986,920 98.2
        White 1,058,285 79.3 812,611 80.8
        Black or African American 134,673 10.1 94,269 9.4
        American Indian and Alaska Native 2,112 0.2 1,428 0.1
        Asian 63,140 4.7 45,342 4.5
        Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific
            Islander
400 0 285 0
        Some other race 47,638 3.6 32,985 3.3
Two or more races 28,296 2.1 18,545 1.8
 
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
        Total population 1,334,544 100 1,005,465 100
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 133,282 10 93,142 9.3
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,201,262 90 912,323 90.7
    One race 1,184,148 88.7 901,153 89.6
        White 986,947 74 762,103 75.8
        Black or African American 129,860 9.7 91,041 9.1
        American Indian and Alaska Native 1,311 0.1 882 0.1
        Asian 62,744 4.7 45,096 4.5
        Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific
            Islander
272 0 194 0
        Some other race 3,014 0.2 1,837 0.2
    Two or more races 17,114 1.3 11,170 1.1

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Matrices PL1, PL2, PL3, and PL4.


DP-2: Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF 3) - Sample Data
Geographic Area: Nassau County New York
NOTE: Data based on a sample except in P3, P4, H3, and H4.

SUBJECT Number Percent
 
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
        Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 357,675 100
Nursery school, preschool 30,116 8.4
Kindergarten 18,738 5.2
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 152,970 42.8
High school (grades 9-12) 74,476 20.8
College or graduate school 81,375 22.8
Detailed and local enrollment data are also available
 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
        Population 25 years and over 908,693 100
Less than 9th grade 47,776 5.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 72,962 8
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 243,454 26.8
Some college, no degree 159,684 17.6
Associate degree 63,496 7
Bachelor's degree 179,685 19.8
Graduate or professional degree 141,636 15.6
Detailed and local attainment data are also available
 
Percent high school graduate or higher (X) 86.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher (X) 35.4
 
MARITAL STATUS
        Population 15 years and over 1,058,616 100
Never married 272,358 25.7
Now married, except separated 627,727 59.3
Separated 19,363 1.8
Widowed 80,537 7.6
Female 66,054 6.2
Divorced 58,631 5.5
Female 37,125 3.5
 
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
        Grandparent living in household with one or
        more own grandchildren under 18 years
31,598 100
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 6,776 21.4
 
VETERAN STATUS
        Civilian population 18 years and over 1,005,924 100
Civilian veterans 107,156 10.7
 
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
        Population 5 to 20 years 285,031 100
With a disability 17,059 6
 
        Population 21 to 64 years 760,177 100
With a disability 118,176 15.5
    Percent employed (X) 64.1
No disability 642,001 84.5
    Percent employed (X) 77
 
        Population 65 years and over 193,508 100
With a disability 60,851 31.4
 
RESIDENCE IN 1995
        Population 5 years and over 1,248,676 100
Same house in 1995 872,666 69.9
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 349,170 28
    Same county 205,814 16.5
    Different county 143,356 11.5
        Same state 119,535 9.6
        Different state 23,821 1.9
Elsewhere in 1995 26,840 2.1
 
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
        Total population 1,334,544 100
Native 1,096,130 82.1
    Born in United States 1,082,922 81.1
        State of residence 993,263 74.4
        Different state 89,659 6.7
    Born outside United States 13,208 1
Foreign born 238,414 17.9
        Entered 1990 to March 2000 66,022 4.9
    Naturalized citizen 132,767 9.9
    Not a citizen 105,647 7.9
 
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
        Total (excluding born at sea) 238,414 100
Europe 62,137 26.1
Asia 58,513 24.5
Africa 5,088 2.1
Oceania 349 0.1
Latin America 110,232 46.2
Northern America 2,095 0.9
 
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
        Population 5 years and over 1,248,676 100
English only 959,465 76.8
Language other than English 289,211 23.2
        Speak English less than "very well" 111,910 9
    Spanish 115,039 9.2
        Speak English less than "very well" 57,053 4.6
    Other Indo-European languages 124,652 10
        Speak English less than "very well" 36,705 2.9
    Asian and Pacific Island languages 36,354 2.9
        Speak English less than "very well" 15,519 1.2
 
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
        Total population 1,334,544 100
        Total ancestries reported 1,525,119 114.3
Arab 6,397 0.5
Czech * 7,088 0.5
Danish 2,542 0.2
Dutch 6,773 0.5
English 45,699 3.4
French (except Basque) * 15,396 1.2
French Canadian * 3,591 0.3
German 154,919 11.6
Greek 20,864 1.6
Hungarian 13,767 1
Irish * 233,490 17.5
Italian 319,602 23.9
Lithuanian 5,228 0.4
Norwegian 7,795 0.6
Polish 74,782 5.6
Portuguese 6,217 0.5
Russian 60,507 4.5
Scotch-Irish 8,224 0.6
Scottish 9,976 0.7
Slovak 1,808 0.1
Subsaharan African 6,485 0.5
Swedish 8,575 0.6
Swiss 2,343 0.2
Ukrainian 7,464 0.6
United States or American 59,006 4.4
Welsh 2,165 0.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 43,739 3.3
Other ancestries 390,677 29.3
* The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.
Detailed and local ancestry data are also available

  1. Not applicable

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19


DP-3: Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF 3) - Sample Data
Geographic Area: Nassau County, New York
NOTE: Data based on a sample except in P3, P4, H3, and H4.

SUBJECT Number Percent
 
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
        Population 16 years and over 1,041,416 100
In labor force 655,809 63
    Civilian labor force 655,363 62.9
        Employed 631,188 60.6
        Unemployed 24,175 2.3
            Percent of civilian labor force (X) 3.7
    Armed Forces 446 0
Not in labor force 385,607 37
 
        Females 16 years and over 549,918 100
In labor force 303,308 55.2
    Civilian labor force 303,261 55.1
        Employed 291,893 53.1
 
        Own children under 6 years 100,881 100
All parents in family in labor force 52,497 52
 
COMMUTING TO WORK
        Workers 16 years and over 619,586 100
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 429,777 69.4
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 53,115 8.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 97,411 15.7
Walked 16,760 2.7
Other means 4,131 0.7
Worked at home 18,392 3
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 34.3 (X)
 
OCCUPATION
        Employed civilian population 16 years and over 631,188 100
Management, professional, and related occupations 258,582 41
Service occupations 86,282 13.7
Sales and office occupations 192,016 30.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 487 0.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 44,353 7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 49,468 7.8
Detailed and local occupation data are also available
 
INDUSTRY
        Employed civilian population 16 years and over 631,188 100
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 635 0.1
Construction 32,466 5.1
Manufacturing 40,795 6.5
Wholesale trade 26,665 4.2
Retail trade 68,138 10.8
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 38,099 6
Information 25,825 4.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 72,942 11.6
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 74,934 11.9
Educational, health and social services 153,386 24.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 35,480 5.6
Other services (except public administration) 29,052 4.6
Public administration 32,771 5.2
Detailed and local industry data are also available
 
CLASS OF WORKER
        Employed civilian population 16 years and over 631,188 100
Private wage and salary workers 485,369 76.9
Government workers 108,083 17.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 36,324 5.8
Unpaid family workers 1,412 0.2
 
INCOME IN 1999
        Households 447,803 100
Less than $10,000 20,271 4.5
$10,000 to $14,999 14,643 3.3
$15,000 to $24,999 29,569 6.6
$25,000 to $34,999 31,386 7
$35,000 to $49,999 50,414 11.3
$50,000 to $74,999 86,575 19.3
$75,000 to $99,999 70,246 15.7
$100,000 to $149,999 80,261 17.9
$150,000 to $199,999 30,612 6.8
$200,000 or more 33,826 7.6
Median household income (dollars) 72,030 (X)
 
With earnings 368,341 82.3
    Mean earnings (dollars) 93,100 (X)
With Social Security income 139,302 31.1
    Mean Social Security income (dollars) 13,631 (X)
With Supplemental Security Income 13,600 3
    Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 7,394 (X)
With public assistance income 5,913 1.3
    Mean public assistance income (dollars) 4,435 (X)
With retirement income 91,113 20.3
    Mean retirement income (dollars) 22,013 (X)
 
        Families 349,694 100
Less than $10,000 7,572 2.2
$10,000 to $14,999 6,066 1.7
$15,000 to $24,999 16,312 4.7
$25,000 to $34,999 20,823 6
$35,000 to $49,999 36,603 10.5
$50,000 to $74,999 70,244 20.1
$75,000 to $99,999 61,188 17.5
$100,000 to $149,999 72,349 20.7
$150,000 to $199,999 27,776 7.9
$200,000 or more 30,761 8.8
Median family income (dollars) 81,246 (X)
 
Per capita income (dollars) 32,151 (X)
Median earnings (dollars):
    Male full-time, year-round workers 52,340 (X)
    Female full-time, year-round workers 37,446 (X)
 
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
        Families 12,207 (X)
            Percent below poverty level (X) 3.5
With related children under 18 years 8,550 (X)
            Percent below poverty level (X) 4.9
    With related children under 5 years 3,647 (X)
            Percent below poverty level (X) 5.4
 
        Families with female householder, no husband present 4,928 (X)
            Percent below poverty level (X) 10.6
With related children under 18 years 4,009 (X)
            Percent below poverty level (X) 17.2
    With related children under 5 years 1,530 (X)
            Percent below poverty level (X) 22.9
 
        Individuals 68,631 (X)
            Percent below poverty level (X) 5.2
18 years and over 49,097 (X)
            Percent below poverty level (X) 5
    65 years and over 10,757 (X)
            Percent below poverty level (X) 5.6
Related children under 18 years 18,836 (X)
            Percent below poverty level (X) 5.8
    Related children 5 to 17 years 13,906 (X)
            Percent below poverty level (X) 5.8
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 25,062 (X)
            Percent below poverty level (X) 17.2

  1. Not applicable

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53


DP-4: Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF 3) - Sample Data
Geographic Area: Nassau County, New York
NOTE: Data based on a sample except in P3, P4, H3, and H4.

SUBJECT Number Percent
Total housing units 458,151 100
 
UNITS IN STRUCTURE
        Total housing units 458,151 100
1-unit, detached 355,319 77.6
1-unit, attached 12,052 2.6
2 units 31,246 6.8
3 or 4 units 10,078 2.2
5 to 9 units 6,937 1.5
10 to 19 units 8,294 1.8
20 or more units 33,719 7.4
Mobile home 418 0.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 88 0
Detailed and local unit data are also available
 
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
        Total housing units 458,151 100
1999 to March 2000 1,604 0.4
1995 to 1998 5,482 1.2
1990 to 1994 5,291 1.2
1980 to 1989 19,498 4.3
1970 to 1979 28,962 6.3
1960 to 1969 63,279 13.8
1940 to 1959 243,760 53.2
1939 or earlier 90,275 19.7
Detailed and local year data are also available
 
ROOMS
        Total housing units 458,151 100
1 room 6,880 1.5
2 rooms 11,969 2.6
3 rooms 32,130 7
4 rooms 35,248 7.7
5 rooms 48,275 10.5
6 rooms 88,454 19.3
7 rooms 94,423 20.6
8 rooms 72,282 15.8
9 or more rooms 68,490 14.9
Median (rooms) 6.6 (X)
Detailed and local room data are also available
 
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
        Occupied Housing Units 447,387 100
1999 to March 2000 42,753 9.6
1995 to 1998 99,050 22.1
1990 to 1994 68,555 15.3
1980 to 1989 80,681 18
1970 to 1979 65,848 14.7
1969 or earlier 90,500 20.2
Detailed and local year data are also available
 
VEHICLES AVAILABLE
        Occupied Housing Units 447,387 100
None 34,322 7.7
1 133,382 29.8
2 196,577 43.9
3 or more 83,106 18.6
Detailed and local vehicle data (including race) are also available
 
HOUSE HEATING FUEL
        Occupied Housing Units 447,387 100
Utility gas 171,500 38.3
Bottled, tank, or LP gas 4,268 1
Electricity 21,212 4.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 247,586 55.3
Coal or coke 241 0.1
Wood 157 0
Solar energy 79 0
Other fuel 1,645 0.4
No fuel used 699 0.2
Detailed and local heating fuel data are also available
 
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
        Occupied Housing Units 447,387 100
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 1,605 0.4
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 1,575 0.4
No telephone service 2,510 0.6
 
OCCUPANTS PER ROOM
        Occupied housing units 447,387 100
1.00 or less 430,137 96.1
1.01 to 1.50 9,413 2.1
1.51 or more 7,837 1.8
 
VALUE
        Specified owner-occupied units 323,744 100
Less than $50,000 1,294 0.4
$50,000 to $99,999 2,316 0.7
$100,000 to $149,999 17,028 5.3
$150,000 to $199,999 76,572 23.7
$200,000 to $299,999 127,389 39.3
$300,000 to $499,999 65,731 20.3
$500,000 to $999,999 26,661 8.2
$1,000,000 or more 6,753 2.1
Median (dollars) 242,300 (X)
Detailed and local value data are also available
 
MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS
        Specified owner-occupied units 323,744 100
With a mortgage 214,462 66.2
    Less than $300 32 0
    $300 to $499 275 0.1
    $500 to $699 1,842 0.6
    $700 to $999 11,351 3.5
    $1,000 to $1,499 40,392 12.5
    $1,500 to $1,999 66,500 20.5
    $2,000 or more 94,070 29.1
    Median (dollars) 1,903 (X)
Not mortgaged 109,282 33.8
    Median (dollars) 740 (X)
Detailed and local owner cost data are also available
 
SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999
        Specified owner-occupied units 323,744 100
Less than 15 percent 90,198 27.9
15 to 19 percent 50,635 15.6
20 to 24 percent 44,328 13.7
25 to 29 percent 33,847 10.5
30 to 34 percent 23,302 7.2
35 percent or more 79,252 24.5
Not computed 2,182 0.7
Detailed and local owner cost data are also available
 
GROSS RENT
        Specified renter-occupied units 87,944 100
Less than $200 2,779 3.2
$200 to $299 2,435 2.8
$300 to $499 4,454 5.1
$500 to $749 11,805 13.4
$750 to $999 23,644 26.9
$1,000 to $1,499 26,682 30.3
$1,500 or more 11,385 12.9
No cash rent 4,760 5.4
Median (dollars) 964 (X)
Detailed and local rent data are also available
 
GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999
        Specified renter-occupied units 87,944 100
Less than 15 percent 14,944 17
15 to 19 percent 11,583 13.2
20 to 24 percent 10,345 11.8
25 to 29 percent 9,436 10.7
30 to 34 percent 6,449 7.3
35 percent or more 28,005 31.8
Not computed 7,182 8.2
Detailed and local rent data are also available

  1. Not applicable

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices H1, H7, H20, H23, H24, H30, H34, H38, H40, H43, H44, H48, H51, H62, H63, H69, H74, H76, H90, H91, and H94


Thematic Maps of Nassau County 2000
Population, Age, and Disability


Nassau County - Total Persons Nassau County - Persons Per Square Mile


Nassau County - Males Per 100 Females Nassau County - Average Family Size


Nassau County - Households With One Person Nassau County - Median Age


Nassau County - Persons Under 18 Years Nassau County - Persons Under 5 Years


Nassau County - Persons 65 Years and Over Nassau County - Persons Who Speak English Less Than 'Very Well'


Nassau County - Persons Born in New York State Nassau County - Persons 21 to 64 Years With a Disability


Nassau County - Persons 5 to 20 Years With a Disability Nassau County - Persons 65 Years and Over With a Disability


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, prepared with American FactFinder, Census 2000


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