Uniondale, New York

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Uniondale, New York
Looking east over Uniondale, as seen from one of the towers at Hofstra University
Looking east over Uniondale, as seen from one of the towers at Hofstra University
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
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 County, New York
 • Total2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • Land2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
52 ft (16 m)
 • Total24,759
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-76089
GNIS feature ID0968229

Uniondale is a census-designated place (CDP), as well as a suburb 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. Uniondale is home to Hofstra University's north campus.

The community unsuccessfully tried incorporating itself as a village in the 1970s.


In the early 1970s, Uniondale residents attempted to incorporate their hamlet as a village, citing dissatisfaction with the way their community was being represented on policy board of the committee for redeveloping Mitchel Field.[1] Their plans were unsuccessful, and Uniondale remains an unincorporated hamlet governed by the Town of Hempstead.[2]

In the 2010s, the neighboring CDP of East Garden City was absorbed by Uniondale in a controversial move.[3][4]


U.S. Census map of Uniondale

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).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2).[5][6]

The hamlet gained territory between the 2010 and 2020 Censuses due to the annexation of the former CDP of East Garden City.[3][4]


2000 Census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 23,011 people, 6,026 households, and 4,826 families living 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.

Of the 6,026 households 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. Of all households 16.0% were one person and 8.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.66 and the average family size was 3.95.[7]

The age distribution was 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% 65 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.[7]

The median household income was $61,410 and the median family income 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.[7]

Westbound on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard towards Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum


Lufthansa United States has its headquarters in Uniondale; it moved there from East Meadow in 2019.[8]

At one time, Swiss International Air Lines operated its United States office at 776 RexCorp Plaza in the EAB Plaza in Uniondale. The airline moved from 41 Pinelawn Road in Melville, Suffolk County, around 2002.[9][10]


Uniondale was formerly the home of the NHL's New York Islanders,[11] who played at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum from 1972 until 2015, and again from 2018 until 2021. The 2014–15 NHL season was originally their final year at the Coliseum before the team moved to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City. Beginning in 2018, home games were split between Barclays and the Coliseum, and beginning in 2020, the Coliseum once again became the sole home arena for the Islanders until UBS Arena opened in 2021.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Meeting to Vote On Village Status". Newsday. March 24, 1970 – via ProQuest.
  2. ^ "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Long Island Index Maps. Long Island Index.
  3. ^ a b "Residents: Speed up hamlet's name change". Newsday. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Bolger, Timothy (June 6, 2015). "Uniondale's Battle To Wipe 'East Garden City' Off The Map". LI Press. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Uniondale CDP, New York". www.census.gov. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. ^ Madore, James T. (March 5, 2019). "Lufthansa moves Americas headquarters, seeks tax breaks". Newsday. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  9. ^ "Contact Us SWISS USA." Swiss International Air Lines. Retrieved on January 20, 2009.
  10. ^ Anastasi, Nick. "SwissAir USA HQ heads to market.(Swiss International Airlines moves to Uniondale)." Long Island Business News. June 7, 2002. Retrieved on January 25, 2009.
  11. ^ "Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (faq page)". Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Retrieved January 23, 2015.

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