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Long Island: South Hempstead

South Hempstead Long Island MapSouth Hempstead is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Hempstead. The neighborhood has a total area of 0.6 square miles, all land.

As of the 2010 census, there were 3,243 people, 1,047 households, and 847 families residing in the CDP. It had a population density of 5,441.07 people per sq. mile. The median income for a household in the CDP was $105,721, and the median income for a family was $113,068. South Hempstead ZIP Code is 11550. Area Code is 516. The latitude of South Hempstead is 40.680N. The longitude is -73.615W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.

Donnigan's Irish pubDonnigan’s Irish pub and restaurant in South Hempstead.

William S. Covert Elementary SchoolWilliam S. Covert Elementary School, located in South Hempstead opened its doors in 1952 and serves kindergarten through fifth grade.

Covert Elementary School off Long Beach RoadWilliam S. Covert Elementary School off Long Beach Road.

Lenox School South HempsteadLenox School South Hempstead.

There were about 59% of adults in South Hempstead are married. South Hempstead is considered a town for married couples and families. Households are larger than most, which is consistent with the family emphasis of the town. Compared to the rest of the country, South Hempstead’s cost of living is 47.10% higher than the United States average. There local public schools spend at least $11,726 per student. The average school expenditure in the United States is $6,058. There are about 15 students per teacher in South Hempstead. According to research on New York State, South Hempstead is considered a very safe place to live were no registered sex offenders living in the area in early 2007.

South Hempstead Fire DepartmentSouth Hempstead Fire Department.

Richard Dewling MemorialRichard Dewling Memorial at South Hempstead Fire Department.

South Hempstead Volunteer Fire DepartmentSouth Hempstead Volunteer Fire Department.

South Hempstead Volunteer Fire DepartmentSouth Hempstead Volunteer Fire Department.

The racial-makeup of South Hempstead comprises of 79.80% White, 12.11% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.51% Asian, 3.48% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Irish, Italian, German, English, Polish, West Indian, Russian, Central American, Jamaican, Salvadoran, Puerto Rican, and French.

Robert Fazio Junior MemorialRobert Fazio Junior Memorial at South Hempstead Fire Department.

Neighborhood Watch Community SignThe South Hempstead Civic Association reminders riders by that this is a neighborhood watch community.

Congregational Church of South HempsteadThe Congregational Church of South Hempstead, established in 1943, is located at 416 Woodland Drive.

Southern State Parkway Under-pathLong Beach under-path leads drivers through and underneath the Southern State Parkway.

South Hempstead is served by the Rockville Centre Union Free School District which has a total of five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The William S. Covert School is a K-5 school that has a total of 312 students with a student/teacher ratio of 12.5.

Memorial at South Hempstead Fire DepartmentMemorial for South Hempstead Fire Department Members whom sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

Memorial for South Hempstead ResidentsMemorial for South Hempstead residents whom paid the ultimate price.

South Hempstead has a wide range of places to shop, stay and eat and has many attractions to visit. Some of its popular restaurants are Blimpie Subs & Salads, Blimpie Subs & Salads, A & S Fine Foods, Blimpie Subs & Salads, Polo Restaurant, and Iannuzzi Fine Foods & Catering and Fine Sweet. Most of the housing units in South Hempstead are occupied by their owners. Renters only make up 0.19% of their total population.

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