Introduction to Dix Hills, New York

Dix Hills, New York, in Suffolk county, is 5 miles W of Brentwood, New York and 34 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Dix Hills History

Dix Hills was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The area was named after Dick Pechagan, an Indian settler who sold the land to trustees of the Town of Huntington. At that time, the area was known as Dick's Hills. Dix Hills is a part of the Town of Huntington, which was incorporated on November 30, 1666.

Dix Hills and nearby Attractions

  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Northport Historical Museum

Things To Do In Dix Hills

You can visit the Dix Hills Park and the Caledonia Park during your leisure hours in Dix Hills. The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, the Heckscher Museum of Art, the American Airpower Museum and the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum are also worth paying a visit to. Golfers can enjoy the facilities offered by the Dix Hills Park Golf Course and Heartland Golf Park. Family day trips can be enjoyed at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Adventureland Amusement Park.

Dix Hills Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Republic Airport.

Dix Hills Higher Education

Five Towns College is the local college. Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus and SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale are also close to the town.


Total Population 27,374
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 12,947
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 61.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58.6%
Median Earnings25+ $68,053
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $42,847
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,760


Median Family Income $154,779
% Above Poverty Level 97.4%
% Below Poverty Level 2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 9.8%


People Living Alone 11.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,844
Median House Value $682,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 3.2%
Irish 13.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dix Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11746
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.804
Longitude -73.336

Dix Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station STAMFORD 5 N
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Commack 35,914 $129,677
Deer Park 27,346 $99,695
Elwood 10,941 $120,982

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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