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Awards for North Hempstead Living



Best Places to Live in America

North Hempstead was ranked #46 out of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America by CNN Money Magazine. Below is a sample of the statistical comparison of North Hempstead to the top 100.    

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Financial

Town of North Hempstead

Best places avg.

Median family income
(per year)

$119,619

$93,313

Family purchasing power
(annual, cost-of-living adjusted)

$72,894

$84,802

Sales tax

4.00%

6.60%

State income tax rate
(highest bracket)

6.85%

5.22%

State income tax rate
(lowest bracket)

4.00%

2.42%

Auto insurance premiums
(Average price quotes, for the state)

$2,566

$1,854

Job growth %
(2000-2007)

2.90%

18.60%

Median home price

$649,000

$293,712

Average property taxes
(2006)

$9,595

$4,072

  
Source: CNN Money


Best Places to Live for a Healthy Retirement

North Hempstead was also recently ranked the #2 Best Places to Live for a Healthy Retirement by CNN Money Magazine in September 2009.
Below is a sample of the statistical comparison of North Hempstead to the top 100.  

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Quality of Life

Town of North Hempstead

Best places avg.

Air Quality Index*
(% of days AQI ranked as good)

79.0%

78.6%

Personal crime incidents
(per 1,000)

1

1

Property crime incidents (per 1,000)

16

19

Median commute time
(in minutes)

29.2

22.5

% population with commute 45 mins. or longer

32.0%

13.8%

% population walk or bike to work

4.3%

2.3%

Movie theaters (within 15 miles)

331

24

Restaurants (within 15 miles)

 25,562

 1,923

Bars (within 15 miles)

 1,668

 174

Public golf courses (within 30 miles)

397

148

Libraries (within 15 miles)

 530

 53

Museums (accredited by AAM; within 30 miles)

 35

 7

 Ski resorts (within 100 miles)

 35

 17

Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts)

2.6

1.2

 


Top-Earning Towns in America

North Hempstead was ranked 12th by CNN Money Magazine on its Top-Earning Towns in America list.

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Financial

Town of North Hempstead

Population

212,845

Median family income
(per year)

$124,069

Median home price

$571,750

Sales tax

4.00%


Source: CNN Money