Dix Hills, New York

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Dix Hills, New York

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 has a population of 26,024.

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.

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High Points

Dix Hills strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Dix Hills Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Dix Hills People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Dix Hills Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Dix Hills College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Dix Hills Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Dix Hills, New York

Comparing Dix Hills to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 6
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 8
Senior Citizens 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
College Educated Adults 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Short Commute Times 1 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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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
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Dix Hills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 26,024 100%
Male 12,894 49.5%
Female 13,130 50.5%
Under 18 7,405 28.5%
18+ 18,619 71.5%
65+ 2,637 10.1%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 3.39
White 22,566 86.7%
African-American 846 3.3%
Asian 1,916 7.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.1%
Other 218 0.8%
Mixed Race 460 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 995 3.8%

Dix Hills Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 27.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.3%
Irish 9.8%
Russian 7.2%
German 6.8%
US/American 4.6%
Polish 4.5%
English 2%
Greek 2%
European 1.4%
Hungarian 1.2%
Eastern European 1.1%
Haitian 1%
Austrian 0.8%
Swedish 0.7%
Romanian 0.7%
Iranian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Armenian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Egyptian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dix Hills 26,024 $108,081
Commack 36,367 $88,406
Deer Park 28,316 $67,128
Elwood 10,916 $94,404
South Huntington 9,465 $84,828
Wheatley Heights 5,013 $79,745
Wyandanch 10,546 $41,857
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