Uniondale, New York

Uniondale is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP), as well as a suburb in Nassau County, New York, United States, on Long Island, in the Town of Hempstead. The population was 24,759 at the 2010 United States Census. Uniondale is home to Hofstra University's north campus.

Uniondale, New York
Looking east over Uniondale
Looking east over Uniondale
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Uniondale, New York is located in New York
Uniondale, New York
Uniondale, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°42′11″N 73°35′28″W / 40.70306°N 73.59111°W / 40.70306; -73.59111Coordinates: 40°42′11″N 73°35′28″W / 40.70306°N 73.59111°W / 40.70306; -73.59111
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyNassau
Area
 • Total2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • Land2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
52 ft (16 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total24,759
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
11500-11599
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-76089
GNIS feature ID0968229

GeographyEdit

 
U.S. Census Map

Uniondale is located at 40°42′11″N 73°35′28″W / 40.70306°N 73.59111°W / 40.70306; -73.59111 (40.703097, −73.591070).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2).

DemographicsEdit

2000 CensusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 23,011 people, 6,026 households, and 4,826 families living in the CDP. The population density was 8,676.5 per square mile (3,352.7/km²). There were 6,201 housing units at an average density of 2,338.1/sq mi (903.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 26.97% White, 55.53% Black, 0.35% Native American, 2.10% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 9.95% from other races, and 5.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.86% of the population.

Of the 6,026 households 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. Of all households 16.0% were one person and 8.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.66 and the average family size was 3.95.[citation needed]

The age distribution was 26.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.[citation needed]

The median household income was $61,410 and the median family income was $67,264. Males had a median income of $32,417 versus $31,169 for females. The per capita income was $19,069. About 6.0% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.[citation needed]

 
Westbound on Charles Lindberg Boulevard towards Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

EconomyEdit

Lufthansa United States has its headquarters in Uniondale; it moved there from East Meadow in 2019.[3]

At one time Swiss International Air Lines operated its United States office at 776 RexCorp Plaza in the EAB Plaza in Uniondale. The airline moved from 41 Pinelawn Road in Melville, Suffolk County around 2002.[4][5]

SportsEdit

Uniondale was the home of the NHL's New York Islanders,[6] who played at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum from 1972 until 2015. The 2014–15 NHL season was their final year at the Coliseum before the team moved to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Aljamain Sterling, an American Mixed Martial Arts fighter (UFC); born and raised in Uniondale.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ Madore, James T. (March 5, 2019). "Lufthansa moves Americas headquarters, seeks tax breaks". Newsday. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "Contact Us SWISS USA." Swiss International Air Lines. Retrieved on January 20, 2009.
  5. ^ Anastasi, Nick. "SwissAir USA HQ heads to market.(Swiss International Airlines moves to Uniondale)." Long Island Business News. June 7, 2002. Retrieved on January 25, 2009.
  6. ^ "Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (faq page)". Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Retrieved January 23, 2015.

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