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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 6,481
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 19.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,090
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 62.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54%
Median Earnings25+ $56,172
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $4,342
Median Earnings With High School Degree $45,417

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,384
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 20.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 16%
Median Gross Rent $1,981
Median House Value $424,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.4%
US/American 3.4%
English 1.2%
Irish 12.1%

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

Notes:

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

Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station NEW YORK AVE V BROOKLYN
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

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 Population Median Family Income
East Rockaway 9,861 $109,643
Hewlett Bay Park 397 $250
Hewlett Harbor 1,259 $226,250
Hewlett Neck 366 $201,250
Lynbrook 19,517 $109,821
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Hewlett High Schools

GEORGE W. HEWLETT HS
60 EVERIT AVE
516-374-8005
Serves 1,084 students.

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