New Hempstead, New York

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Not to be confused with Ramapo, New York, once known as New Hempstead.
New Hempstead, New York
Village
Location in Rockland County and the state of New York.
Location in Rockland County and the state of New York.
New Hempstead, New York is located in New York
New Hempstead, New York
New Hempstead, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°8′45″N 74°2′48″W / 41.14583°N 74.04667°W / 41.14583; -74.04667Coordinates: 41°8′45″N 74°2′48″W / 41.14583°N 74.04667°W / 41.14583; -74.04667
Country United States
State New York
County Rockland
Government
 • Mayor Lawrence Dessau
Area
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Land 2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,132
 • Density 1,800/sq mi (690/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10977
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-50353

New Hempstead is a village in the town of Ramapo, Rockland County, New York, United States. It is located north of New Square, east of Wesley Hills, south of Pomona, and west of New City. The population was 5,132 at the 2010 census.[1]

Joseph Berger of The New York Times said in a 1997 article that New Hempstead was one of several villages formed in Ramapo by non-Jewish people and more secular Jewish people "to preserve the sparse Better Homes and Garden [sic] ambiance that attracted them to Rockland County."[2]

The village is served by the Spring Valley and New City post offices.

Geography[edit]

New Hempstead is located at 41°8′45″N 74°2′48″W / 41.14583°N 74.04667°W / 41.14583; -74.04667 (41.145945, -74.046641).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) is land and 0.35% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,767 people, 1,282 households, and 1,160 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,678.8 people per square mile (648.1/km²). There were 1,300 housing units at an average density of 457.8 per square mile (176.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 69.96% White, 17.54% African American, 0.17% Native American, 7.26% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.06% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.04% of the population.

There were 1,282 households out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.5% were non-families. 7.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.69 and the average family size was 3.88.

In the village the population was spread out with 35.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $95,472, and the median income for a family was $100,127. Males had a median income of $64,013 versus $44,028 for females. The per capita income for the village was $32,917. About 1.2% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

New Hempstead, which is located next to Monsey as well as the center of New City, has a very large Orthodox Jewish population.

Education[edit]

The village is located within the East Ramapo School District.

Tourism[edit]

New Hempstead Presbyterian Church

Historical marker(s)[edit]

  • Shady Side Farm

Landmarks and places of interest[edit]

  • The Brick Church - 220 Brick Church Road - The church was founded by Dutch settlers in 1774 and was once known as the Reformed Church of West New Hempstead. Its present home was built in 1857 with bricks made from clay mined during the heyday of Haverstraw's brick industry. The graves of Revolutionary War soldiers and some original settlers are found in its church yard. Its cemetery building once served as the town hall for Haverstraw and later for Ramapo. Due to overcrowding in the East Ramapo school district buildings in the 1960s, the district made use of the Brick Church school. Recently the church celebrated its 150th anniversary. (NRHP)
  • The English Meeting House (now the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church) - First English-speaking church west of the Hudson River in New York state.

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