University Gardens Demographics

University Gardens, New York demographics University Gardens is a tiny hamlet in Nassau County, New York, located in the western part of the town of North Hempstead on Long Island.

The 2010 census counted 4,200 people living in this Long Island hamlet, which is only 11 miles from the boundary of New York City. As of the 2010 census, there we re 1660 households (8% renters) with 31% having children under the age of 18 living in the home. The majority of schoolchildren in University Gardens are in grades 1-4 while the New York average is level from grade 1 through college undergraduate.

The median resident age is 42 and the average family size is three. The population has increased by 2% since the 2000 census. Long Island is one of the most densely populated regions in the United States.

25% of the residents are foreign born with 61% of them naturalized citizens. 71% of this hamlet's residents lived in their same house five years ago. Most of the housing units in University Gardens are single detached units. On average the owner moved in 14 years ago while the average renter moved in 4 years ago.

Home sales in University Gardens averaged $900,000 to $1 million in 2014 while the asking price averages $1.4 million. The median rental is $755.

The median income for a family is $90,500, nearly 60% higher than the average New York income of $57,370. The increase in median household income between 2000 and 2013 was 29%. In 2012, a Forbes magazine article based on the U.S. Census reported th at Nassau County was among the highest income counties in the nation as well as the most expensive county in America.

The major reason for the high income and expense is that the majority of residents travel to their employment with private companies in New York City. 61% drive their car alone to work. Only 17% take the Long Island railroad.

University Gardens in Nassau county has a humid, subtropical climate with warm, humid summers and cool, wet winters. Afternoon sea breezes in warmer months limit thunderstorm frequency. The area has a moderately sunny climate, averaging 2,400 hours of sunshine annually.