Nassau County is located between Queens County (one of NYC's five boroughs) and Suffolk County on Long Island. It is home to the Belmont Stakes, Hofstra University, and the New York Islanders. The county seat is Mineola. It is the second wealthiest county in the country. Everyone from the city frequents Jones Beach or the city of Long Beach in the summer. With a population over 1 million people, it is twice the size of Boston, and it less than a 30 minute drive to Manhattan. Home to many ethnicities including Indians in New Hyde Park and Herricks, Irish Catholics in Manhassett and Garden City, Jews in Great Neck, and African Americans and Latinos in Hempstead and Glen Cove.
Nassau County is a city in itself with a lot less of the problems.