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"Special Statement" ...Enhanced risk of fire spread today... The combination of strong northwest winds and a drying air mass will result in conditions favorable for the rapid spread of brush fires...especially this afternoon. Relative humidity will be lowest this afternoon...dropping to 35 to 40 percent and winds will gust up to 40 mph. These conditions would likely aid fire spread if ignition occurs. If you spot a fire or smoke plume...please report it to the authorities immediately. , "Fire Weather Watch" ...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening for high winds and low relative humidity for the entire tri-state region... * affected area...the entire tri-state region. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * Relative humidity...as low as 18 percent. * Timing...late Thursday morning through Thursday evening. * Impacts...rapid fire spread possible if ignition occurs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings. -- Wednesday Apr.23 14,06:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

Long Island Demographic Information

Nassau and Suffolk counties are among the most demographically diverse regions in New York State, and in the entire nation.  Wide ranges in income and housing, as well as education and age demographics contribute to the diversity of the region.

 

 

 

The charts below feature demographic information for Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York State, demonstrating population statistics, ethnic and racial composition, housing and income figures, education rates and geographic information.

 

             Population Stats New York Suffolk Nassau
Population, 2000 18,976,457 1,419,369 1,334,544
Population, 2010 19,378,102  1,493,350 1,339,532
Population Percent Change 2.1%  5.2% 0.4%
Under 5 Years, 2010 6.0%  5.8% 5.5%
Under 18 Years, 2010 22.3% 24.0% 23.3%
65 Years and Over, 2010 13.5% 13.5% 15.3%
Female 51.6%  50.8% 51.6%

 

Ethnic/Racial Composition, 2010 New York Suffolk Nassau
White Persons, Percent 65.7%  80.8% 73.0%
Black Persons 15.9%  7.4% 11.1%
American Indian Persons 0.6% 0.4% 0.2%
Pacific Islanders 0.0%  0.0% 0.0% 
Hispanic, Latino Origin 17.6% 16.5% 14.6%
Asian Persons 7.3% 3.4% 7.6%
Persons Reporting Two of More Races 3.0% 2.4% 2.4%

 

Housing/Income  New York Suffolk Nassau
Living in Same House Over 1 year, 2005-2009 88.3% 91.7% 92.5%
Housing Units, 2010 8,108,103  569,985 468,346
Homeownership Rate, 2005-2009 83.1% 82.9% 55.7% 
Housing Units in Multi-Unit Structures, 2005-2009 20.5% 13.7% 50.5%
Households, 2005-2009 435,764 478,858 7,137,013
Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units, 2005-2009 $490,300 $430,000 $300,600
Persons Per Household, 2005-2009 3.05 3.09 2.64
Per Capita Money Income in Past 12 Months (2009 dollars) 2005-2009 $40,515 $35,062 $30,634
Median Household Income, 2009 $92,221 $82,984 $54,554
Persons Below Poverty Level, percent, 2009 5.5% 5.7% 14.2% 

 

Education New York Suffolk Nassau
High School Graduates, Age 25+, 2005-2009 84.2% 89.3% 89.8%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+, 2005-2009 40.3% 31.5% 31.8% 
Veterans, 2005-2009 74,993 99,342 1,064,754 
Foreign Born Persons, 2005-2009 19.7% 13.1% 21.3%
Language Other than English Spoken at Home, Age 5+, 2005-2009 25.5% 18.4% 28.5% 

 

Geography New York Suffolk Nassau
Land Area, Square Miles 47,126.40  912.05 284.72
Persons Per Square Mile, 2010 411.2  1,637.4 4,704.8

 

Additional Resources for Long Island:

Long Island - Get Information about Long Island, NY.

Nassau County - Get information about Nassau County.

Suffolk County - Get information about Suffolk County.

New York City - Get information about New York City.

Brooklyn - Get information about Brooklyn, NY.

Queens - Get information about Queens, NY.

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