This post will go over the history of the area that is now known as New Cassel, NY and has been shared by the New Cassel personal injury lawyers at Banville Law.
New Cassel Before European Settlement
For thousands of years, before Europeans set foot on American shores, the Lenape lived, fished, and hunted on the land that is now called New Cassel. This tribe would establish temporary villages, moving with the seasons or when they felt that the land had been exhausted. When the Dutch arrived in the 1600s, the Lenape traded the land for money and goods.
What would eventually become New York was fought over, with being claimed by the Dutch, the English, and then finally by the newly formed United States of America following the Revolutionary War.
New Cassel was established prior to the Revolutionary War. This land was given to former slaves who had been freed by the Quakers and turned into farmland. It remained farmland for a long time.
Today’s New Cassel
Currently, New Cassel is a hamlet that sits in Nassau County and is bisected by the Long Island Rail Road. The population is very diverse, with the following breakdown: 53% Hispanic, 37% African American, 6% White, 2% Asian, and the remaining identifying as two or more races or other. The population is almost an even 50/50 split between men and women.
There are just under 3,000 households that home around 13,000 people. The median income per household is around $71,000. It has been estimated that about 11% of the New Cassel population lives in poverty.
The most common occupations in New Cassel include:
- metal workers
- plastic workers
- grounds keeping
- construction laborers
- retail workers
- office administrators
The most common industries worked in include:
- accommodation and food services
- waste management services
An average of 3.3% of New Cassel residents are unemployed.
Our New Cassel personal injury legal team hopes you’ve enjoyed learning more about the area.