Long IslandTowns Daily Poll: LI's census figures In this file photo, Hempstead residents attend a meeting on the census. (April 9, 2010) Photo Credit: John Dunn By Newsday.com staff Updated March 24, 2011 8:12 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Between 2000 and 2010, Long Island's population grew 2.86 percent to 2.83 million, according to the latest census figures. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Census: LI growth slow, Hispanics surgeModest growth -- with Suffolk County leading the way. Greater diversity throughout Long Island, led ... More coverage: 2010 Census Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.