The Town of North Hempstead occupies 58 square miles. Its western border is roughly 14.5 miles from Manhattan. It is bounded on the north by the Long Island Sound, to the south by the Town of Hempstead, to the west by the borough of Queens and to the east by the Town of Oyster Bay. Its northern land boundaries are extensively arranged along the Little Neck and Manhasset Bays and Hempstead Harbor. This suburban community has a population of 222,611. There are 74,587 year-round households. Estimated average household size is 2.84. The average commute to and from NYC by train is 30 minutes.