Uniondale is a hamlet and census-designated place in Nassau County, New York, on Long Island, in the Town of Hempstead. The population was 32,473 at the 2020 United States Census.[3] Uniondale is home to Hofstra University's north campus, as well as a portion of its southern campus.[4]

Uniondale, New York
A welcome sign to the hamlet on Oak Street in 2021.
A welcome sign to the hamlet on Oak Street in 2021.
Nassau Hub
"A global community for a global economy" [1]
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 Long Island
Uniondale, New York
Uniondale, New York
Location on Long Island
Uniondale, New York is located in New York
Uniondale, New York
Uniondale, New York
Location within the state of New York
Uniondale, New York is located in the United States
Uniondale, New York
Uniondale, New York
Location within the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 40°42′11″N 73°35′28″W / 40.70306°N 73.59111°W / 40.70306; -73.59111
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
 • Total5.71 sq mi (14.79 km2)
 • Land5.71 sq mi (14.79 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
52 ft (16 m)
 • Total32,473
 • Density5,686.04/sq mi (2,195.30/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
11553, 11555, 11556
Area code516
FIPS code36-76089
GNIS feature ID0968229

The community unsuccessfully tried incorporating itself as a village in the 1970s.

History Edit

In the early 1970s, Uniondale residents attempted to incorporate their hamlet as a village, citing dissatisfaction with the way their community was being represented on policy board of the committee for redeveloping Mitchel Field.[5] Their plans were unsuccessful, and Uniondale remains an unincorporated hamlet governed by the Town of Hempstead.[4]

In the 2010s, the neighboring CDP of East Garden City was absorbed by Uniondale in a controversial move.[6][7]

Geography Edit

U.S. Census map of Uniondale.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), all land.[8][9]

The hamlet gained territory between the 2010 and 2020 Censuses due to the former CDP of East Garden City being absorbed by Uniondale.[6][7]

Economy Edit

Lufthansa United States has its headquarters in Uniondale, moving to the hamlet from adjacent East Meadow in 2019.[10]

At one point, 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.[11][12]

Demographics Edit

Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2020 census Edit

Uniondale CDP, New York - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[14] Pop 2020[15] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 2,497 5,644 10.09% 17.38%
Black or African American alone (NH) 11,581 11,543 46.77% 35.55%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 60 76 0.24% 0.23%
Asian alone (NH) 499 1,119 2.02% 3.45%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 13 12 0.05% 0.04%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 122 288 0.49% 0.89%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 371 857 1.50% 2.64%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 9,616 12,934 38.84% 39.83%
Total 24,759 32,473 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2000 Census Edit

As of the census[16] 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 inhabitants per square mile (3,350.0/km2). There were 6,201 housing units at an average density of 2,338.1 per square mile (902.7/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.[16]

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.[16]

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.[16]

Sports Edit

Westbound on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard towards Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Uniondale was formerly the home of the NHL's New York Islanders,[17] who played at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum from 1972 until 2015, and again from 2018 until 2021. The 2014–15 NHL season was originally their final year at the Coliseum before the team moved to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City. Beginning in 2018, home games were split between Barclays and the Coliseum, and beginning in 2020, the Coliseum once again became the sole home arena for the Islanders until UBS Arena opened in 2021.

Notable people Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Uniondale Chamber of Commerce".
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  3. ^ "Uniondale CDP, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Long Island Index Maps. Long Island Index.
  5. ^ "Meeting to Vote On Village Status". Newsday. March 24, 1970 – via ProQuest.
  6. ^ a b "Residents: Speed up hamlet's name change". Newsday. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  7. ^ a b Bolger, Timothy (June 6, 2015). "Uniondale's Battle To Wipe 'East Garden City' Off The Map". LI Press. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Uniondale CDP, New York". www.census.gov. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  10. ^ Madore, James T. (March 5, 2019). "Lufthansa moves Americas headquarters, seeks tax breaks". Newsday. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "Contact Us SWISS USA." Swiss International Air Lines. Retrieved on January 20, 2009.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  14. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Uniondale CDP, New York". United States Census Bureau.
  15. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Uniondale CDP, New York". United States Census Bureau.
  16. ^ a b c d "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  17. ^ "Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (faq page)". Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Retrieved January 23, 2015.

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