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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Nassau County is 1,350,601, which is 1.20% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 3.26% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Nassau County population density is 2,979.92 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 359.17 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Nassau County is white, which represent 70.91% of the total population. The average Nassau County education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 1,350,601. #6

Population Growth Since 2000, #31

Nassau County
1.20%
New York
3.26%
U.S.
11.61%

Population Density, #6

Nassau County
2,979.92 per square mile
New York
359.17 per square mile
U.S.
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:957,680 (70.91%, #57)
Black:151,846 (11.24%, #10)
Hispanic:207,996 (15.40%, #10)
Asian:111,051 (8.22%, #5)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):3,123 (0.23%, #39)
One Race, Other:86,386 (6.40%, see rank)
Two or More Races:40,515 (3.00%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:11,561 (5.56%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:33,050 (15.89%, see rank)
Cuban:6,249 (3.00%, see rank)
Central American:73,528 (35.35%, see rank)
South American:45,518 (21.88%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:44,182 (39.79%, see rank)
Chinese:26,950 (24.27%, see rank)
Filipino:11,420 (10.28%, see rank)
Japanese:1,787 (1.61%, see rank)
Korean:11,932 (10.74%, see rank)
Vietnamese:1,064 (0.96%, see rank)
Asian, Other:13,716 (12.35%, see rank)
 

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

1,215,746 (90.02%) out of the total population of 1,350,601 reported first ancestry.

 Nassau County% of the Total PopulationNew YorkU.S.
Arab7,6170.56%, see rank0.81%0.56%
Czech4,4480.33%, see rank0.28%0.47%
Danish1,5590.12%, see rank0.18%0.42%
Dutch5,4160.40%, see rank1.25%1.40%
English38,8072.87%, see rank5.38%8.02%
French15,7221.16%, see rank2.93%3.34%
German129,2149.57%, see rank10.62%15.03%
Greek21,3211.58%, see rank0.77%0.41%
Hungarian11,2020.83%, see rank0.76%0.46%
Irish211,18515.64%, see rank12.41%10.80%
Italian282,96920.95%, see rank13.28%5.52%
Norwegian5,8160.43%, see rank0.42%1.42%
Polish67,4514.99%, see rank4.82%3.01%
Portuguese6,5760.49%, see rank0.27%0.44%
Russian51,4843.81%, see rank2.21%0.92%
Scotch-Irish3,0740.23%, see rank0.35%0.99%
Scottish7,3960.55%, see rank1.06%1.72%
Subsaharan African6,9180.51%, see rank1.27%0.95%
Swedish6,9430.51%, see rank0.62%1.27%
Swiss1,8060.13%, see rank0.18%0.30%
Ukrainian6,2880.47%, see rank0.69%0.31%
American60,4324.47%, see rank5.03%7.12%
Welsh1,8010.13%, see rank0.42%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 654,217 (48.44%, see rank)
Females: 696,384 (51.56%, see rank)

Nassau County
Male: 48.44%
Female: 51.56%
New York
Male: 48.46%
Female: 51.54%
U.S.
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Nassau County
41.30 years old
New York
38.10 years old
U.S.
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Nassau County
39.50 years old
New York
36.50 years old
U.S.
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Nassau County
43.00 years old
New York
39.60 years old
U.S.
38.80 years old

 Nassau County% of the Total PopulationNew YorkU.S.
Under 5 years73,4635.44%, see rank5.97%6.36%
5 to 9 years83,2326.16%, see rank5.90%6.51%
10 to 14 years89,4976.63%, see rank6.07%6.59%
15 to 19 years94,6997.01%, see rank6.71%6.85%
20 to 24 years82,6286.12%, see rank7.33%7.13%
25 to 34 years148,61011.00%, see rank14.09%13.47%
35 to 44 years170,58912.63%, see rank13.02%12.96%
45 to 54 years213,74915.83%, see rank14.51%14.09%
55 to 64 years180,61613.37%, see rank12.35%12.29%
65 to 74 years107,3537.95%, see rank7.55%7.64%
75 to 84 69,0935.12%, see rank4.42%4.25%
85 years and over37,0722.74%, see rank2.10%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Nassau CountyNew YorkU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population927,082, 100%13,329,734209,056,129
Less Than High School89,534, 9.66%, see rank14.62%13.67%
High School Graduate224,930, 24.26%, see rank26.94%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree220,782, 23.81%, see rank24.75%29.09%
Bachelor Degree215,514, 23.25%, see rank19.09%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree176,322, 19.02%, see rank14.59%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#14.35, see rank13.6913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Nassau County New YorkU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten39,39553.69%46.31%66.80%33.20%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)135,67487.77%, see rank12.23%, see rank86.92%13.08%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)79,16285.51%, see rank14.49%, see rank87.36%12.64%90.60%9.40%
College77,14758.24%, see rank41.76%, see rank64.72%35.28%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School21,85233.06%, see rank66.94%, see rank39.93%60.07%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Nassau CountyNew YorkU.S.
Total Households441,912, 100%7,255,528116,211,092
Average Household Size3.01, see rank2.622.63
1 Person Households87,558, 19.81%, see rank29.55%27.57%
2 or More Person Households354,354, 80.19%, see rank70.45%72.43%
Family Households (Families)338,607, 76.62%, see rank63.90%66.22%
Average Family Size3.55, see rank3.383.32
Married-Couple Family267,172, 60.46%, see rank44.12%48.42%
Nonfamily Households103,305, 23.38%, see rank36.10%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Nassau County%New YorkU.S.
15 Years and Over Total1,104,409see rank16,079,429252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over528,029100%, see rank7,699,246123,281,364
Never Married183,53234.76%, see rank40.74%35.77%
Married303,27357.43%, see rank49.43%52.04%
Widowed14,5352.75%, see rank2.59%2.57%
Divorced26,6895.05%, see rank7.23%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over576,380100%, see rank8,380,183129,692,771
Never Married164,22428.49%, see rank35.20%29.48%
Married304,69452.86%, see rank45.45%49.19%
Widowed60,14710.44%, see rank9.41%9.16%
Divorced47,3158.21%, see rank9.93%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Nassau County%New YorkU.S.
Native1,059,70578.46%, see rank77.67%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence963,15271.31%, see rank63.54%58.73%
Born in Different State78,8705.84%, see rank11.70%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
17,6831.31%, see rank2.43%1.42%
Foreign Born290,89621.54%, see rank22.33%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship176,54813.07%, see rank11.83%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship114,3488.47%, see rank10.50%7.09%
Born In Europe48,1023.56%, see rank3.86%1.53%
Born In Asia87,9196.51%, see rank6.16%3.82%
Born In Africa6,2940.47%, see rank0.89%0.55%
Born In Oceania2500.02%, see rank0.06%0.07%
Born In Latin America146,00210.81%, see rank11.06%6.83%
Born In Northern America2,3290.17%, see rank0.29%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Nassau County%New YorkU.S.
English312,05270.61%, see rank69.43%79.39%
Spanish51,57811.67%, see rank14.40%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages52,57711.90%, see rank9.95%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages19,2794.36%, see rank4.67%3.36%
Other6,4261.45%, see rank1.55%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.


 
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