Weather Alert(3)!
"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night... * locations...New Haven...Middlesex...New London and southern Fairfield counties in Connecticut. Hudson...eastern Bergen... eastern Essex and eastern Union counties in New Jersey. Southern Westchester...New York (Manhattan)...Bronx...Richmond (staten island)...Kings (Brooklyn)...Suffolk...Queens and Nassau counties in New York. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts... especially across Long Island and Connecticut. * Snowfall rates...2 to 4 inches per hour late tonight into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph possible across extreme eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...lower to mid 20s. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times through Tuesday. The heaviest snow and strongest winds will be overnight into Tuesday morning. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Many roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon...to allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads. , "Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday... * locations...the New York coasts of the western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 2 1/2 to 3 ft above the astronomical tide...with a worst case of 3 1/2 ft. * Timing...3 to 7 am late tonight into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...3 to 5 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion along the north facing shorelines open to the Long Island Sound. A few exposed Waterfront structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and/or wave action. Vulnerable shore Road closures may be needed. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for late tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)................... Kings Point NY......455 am........10.2-10.8.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........10.6-11.2.......moderate... , "Special Statement" ...Heavy snow will impact Middlesex...New London...southeastern New Haven and Suffolk counties... At 635 PM EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking multiple bands of heavy snow working northwest from off the ocean towards Suffolk County and southeastern Connecticut. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inch(es) per hour...winds gusts to 40 mph...and whiteout conditions are expected with these snow bands. Travel is not recommended in this area this evening as Road conditions will quickly deteriorate and become dangerous over the next 2 hours. A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for the area. NV -- Monday Jan.26 15,08:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

Long Island Demographic Information

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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, 2012 19,378,102  1,497,958 1,348,283
Population Percent Change 1.0%  0.3% 0.7%
Under 5 Years, 2012 6.0%  5.6% 5.4%
Under 18 Years, 2012 21.8% 23.1% 23.3%
65 Years and Over, 2012 14.1% 14.5% 15.8%
Female 51.5%  50.8% 51.5%

 

Ethnic/Racial Composition, 2012 New York Suffolk Nassau
White Persons, Percent 71.2%  85.8% 77.3%
Black Persons 17.5%  8.2% 12.2%
American Indian Persons 1.0% 0.6% 0.5%
Pacific Islanders 0.1%  0.1% 0.1% 
Hispanic, Latino Origin 18.2% 17.3% 15.3%
Asian Persons 8.0% 3.7% 8.4%
Persons Reporting Two of More Races 2.2% 1.7% 1.6%

 

Housing/Income  New York Suffolk Nassau
Living in Same House Over 1 year, 2008-2012 88.7% 93.1% 93.3%
Housing Units, 2012 8,123,051  569,359 466,740
Homeownership Rate, 2008-2012 54.5% 80.1% 81.3% 
Housing Units in Multi-Unit Structures, 2008-2012 50.5% 14.2% 21.2%
Households, 2008-2012 7,230,896 496,349   442,869
Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units, 2008-2012 $295,300 $395,200 $467,500
Persons Per Household, 2008-2012 2.60 2.94 2.97
Per Capita Money Income in Past 12 Months (2012 dollars) 2008-2012 $32,104 $36,819 $42,286
Median Household Income, 2008-2012 $57,683 $87,778 $97,049
Persons Below Poverty Level, percent, 2008-2012 14.9% 6.1% 5.8% 

 

Education New York Suffolk Nassau
High School Graduates, Age 25+, 2008-2012 84.9% 89.8% 90.1%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+, 2008-2012 32.8% 32.6% 41.4% 
Veterans, 2008-2012 957,004 87,284 65,613 
Foreign Born Persons, 2008-2012 22.0% 14.4% 21.2%
Language Other than English Spoken at Home, Age 5+, 2008-2012 29.8% 20.6% 28.1% 

 

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

 

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