The Village of Westbury is in the Town of North Hempstead.
Westbury is a very diverse community, made up of Italian-Americans, African-Americans and Hispanic Americans. Many of the Hispanics are of Salvadoran origin. However, the neighborhood has more recently seen an influx of Arab-Americans and Indian-Americans. Many of the Italian-Americans in the village trace their origins to the town of Durazzano in Southern Italy, and are closely related. A great number still reside on the Hill across from Saint Brigid's Church. The nickname for the village since the mid-1970s has been "A Community for All Seasons" (presumably, because residents tend to live there 12 months of the year).
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,263 people, 4,638 households, and 3,441 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,979.0 people per square mile (2,304.2/km2). There were 4,714 housing units at an average density of 1,976.1 per square mile (761.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 61.62% White, 22.65% African American, 0.24% Native American, 4.72% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 5.95% from other races, and 4.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.85% of the population.
There were 4,638 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.49.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $74,032, and the median income for a family was $77,988. Males had a median income of $41,844 versus $36,316 for females. The per capita income for the village was $28,018. About 3.6% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westbury,_New_York