Hewlett, New York

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Hewlett, New York

Introduction to Hewlett, New York

Hewlett, New York, in Nassau county, is 5 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 16 miles SE of New York, New York. As of the 2000 census, 7,060 people lived in Hewlett.

Hewlett History

Hewlett was named in honor of George Hewlett, who came to America from Buckinghamshire, England in the late 1600s. Identified as Hewlett for generations, the area was renamed in 1892 as Fenhurst. It was named Hewlett again when Augustus J. Hewlett, a descendant of George Hewlett, donated land to the LIRR, on the condition that the former name be reinstated.

Hewlett and Nearby Attractions

  • Grant Park
  • African American Museum
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • New York Aquarium
  • Gateway National Recreation Area

Things To Do In Hewlett

Visitors who are interested in museums and historical facts may enjoy visiting the Long Island Children's Museum and the African American Museum. Visitors may also enjoy recreational activities including boating and fishing at the Cantiague Park, Jones Beach State Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and Eisenhower Park. Other popular attractions nearby include Central Park Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, and Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Hewlett Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the closest major airport to Hewlett.

Hewlett Higher Education

Colleges near Hewlett include Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, Cuny Queensborough Community College, and St John's University-New York.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Hewlett Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Hewlett Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Hewlett Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Hewlett Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Hewlett Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Hewlett College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Hewlett People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Hewlett, New York

Comparing Hewlett 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 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Racial Diversity 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Short Commute Times 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
People Living Alone 4 4
Housing Recently Built 2 5
Affordability of Rents 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Hewlett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles SE of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11557
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.643
Longitude -73.696

Hewlett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 10.3 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
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 50 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
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Hewlett Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,060 100%
Male 3,343 47.4%
Female 3,717 52.6%
Under 18 1,701 24.1%
18+ 5,359 75.9%
65+ 1,186 16.8%
Median Age 41.1
Average Family Size 3.13
White 6,379 90.4%
African-American 65 0.9%
Asian 338 4.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.1%
Other 197 2.8%
Mixed Race 74 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 612 8.7%

Hewlett 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 25.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.5%
US/American 10%
Russian 9.5%
Irish 8.6%
Polish 4.8%
German 4.4%
Eastern European 2.7%
Greek 2.1%
Austrian 1.3%
English 1.3%
Ukrainian 1.2%
Hungarian 1.1%
European 1%
Romanian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Iranian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Israeli 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
Palestinian 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
British West Indian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hewlett, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hewlett Bay (11557)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hewlett 7,060 $74,259
East Rockaway 10,414 $78,363
Hewlett Bay Park 484 $200,001
Hewlett Harbor 1,271 $185,962
Hewlett Neck 504 $181,530
Lynbrook 19,911 $75,023
Woodmere 16,447 $103,402

Starbucks in Hewlett

(As of 2005)
1344 Broadway
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