Uniondale, New York

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Uniondale, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
Looking east over Uniondale
Looking east over Uniondale
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
Uniondale, New York is located in New York
Uniondale, New York
Uniondale, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°42′11″N 73°35′28″W / 40.70306°N 73.59111°W / 40.70306; -73.59111Coordinates: 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
Area
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 52 ft (16 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 24,759
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 11500-11599
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-76089
GNIS feature ID 0968229

Uniondale is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP), as well as a suburb of New York City in Nassau County, New York, United States, on Long Island, in the Town of Hempstead. The population was 24,759 at the 2010 United States Census.

Geography[edit]

Uniondale is located at 40°42′11″N 73°35′28″W / 40.70306°N 73.59111°W / 40.70306; -73.59111 (40.703097, -73.591070).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), all land. It is a diverse hamlet and neighbors the diverse towns of Hempstead, Roosevelt, East Meadow and Freeport.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 23,011 people, 6,026 households, and 4,826 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 8,676.5 per square mile (3,352.7/km²). There were 6,201 housing units at an average density of 2,338.1/sq mi (903.5/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.

There were 6,026 households out of which 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. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.66 and the average family size was 3.95.[citation needed]

In the CDP the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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.[citation needed]

The median income for a household in the CDP was $61,410, and the median income for a family 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.[citation needed]

Westbound on Charles Lindberg Blvd towards Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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Sports[edit]

Uniondale is home to the NHL's New York Islanders, who have played at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum since 1972. The 2014-2015 season will be their final year at the Coliseum before the team's move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, about 25 miles away.[citation needed]

It is also home to the Mitchel Athletic Complex, which hosts the Long Island Rough Riders, an amateur soccer team, and the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse.[citation needed]

Uniondale was also home to one-third of WWF's WrestleMania 2. It also hosted WWE SummerSlam 2002, WWE Great American Bash 2008 and WWE Fatal 4-Way 2010.

Popular culture[edit]

The Vans Warped Tour was held in the parking lot of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011.[citation needed]

Two scenes from the movie The Godfather were filmed in Mitchel Field, which is part of the Uniondale School District but the Garden City Postal Zone. JDC Films, known for its documentary "My Block: Strong Island" is based in Uniondale.[citation needed]

Notable residents[edit]

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