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3.97% growth
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0.31% decline
Median Property Value
2.86% growth

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The economy of Nassau County, NY employs 681,418 people. The economy of Nassau County, NY is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Information; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.71; 1.35; and 1.3 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Nassau County, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (105,932), Educational Services (80,876), and Retail trade (69,793), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($101,705), Utilities ($80,257), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($78,750).

Median household income in Nassau County, NY is $105,870. Males in Nassau County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,738. The income inequality of Nassau County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.503 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Nassau County, NY. In Nassau County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 146 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,155. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Nassau County, NY is home to a population of 1.36M people, from which 91.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Nassau County, NY is composed of 823,292 White residents (60.5%), 228,388 Hispanic residents (16.8%), 153,288 Black residents (11.3%), 127,495 Asian residents (9.4%), and 22,202 Two+ residents (1.63%). The most common foreign languages in Nassau County, NY are Spanish (161,414 speakers), Chinese (22,993 speakers), and Italian (21,674 speakers), but compared to other places, Nassau County, NY has a relative high number of Hebrew (8,571 speakers), Italian (21,674 speakers), and Greek (9,034 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Nassau County, NY awarded 19,774 degrees. The student population of Nassau County, NY is skewed towards females, with 7,127 male students and 12,647 female students. Most students in Nassau County, NY are White (9,214 and 46.6%), followed by Black or African American (2,929 and 14.8%), Hispanic or Latino (2,729 and 13.8%), and Unknown (1,642 and 8.3%). The largest universities in Nassau County, NY by number of graduates are Nassau Community College (3,851 and 19.5%), Hofstra University (3,287 and 16.6%), and Adelphi University (2,377 and 12%). The most popular majors in Nassau County, NY are Registered Nursing (744 and 3.76%), General Business Administration & Management (497 and 2.51%), and General Psychology (482 and 2.44%). The median tuition costs in Nassau County, NY are $34,352 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nassau County, NY is $471,900, which is 2.3 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $458,800 to $471,900, a 2.86% increase. The homeownership rate of Nassau County, NY is 80.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Nassau County, NY have an average commute time of 34.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nassau County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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