Hicksville, New York

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Hicksville, New York

Introduction to Hicksville, New York

Hicksville, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles N of Levittown, New York and 23 miles E of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area, Hicksville is home to some 41,260 residents.

Hicksville History

Hicksville is a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Oyster Bay, which was amalgamated into New York City in 1898. At present, Oyster Bay includes around 18 incorporated villages and more than 16 unincorporated hamlets. According to one tradition, Hicksville was named after Valentine Hicks, a landowner and the son-in-law of renowned Quaker preacher Elias Hicks. However, some also believe that it was named in honor of Elias Hicks. The Long Island Railroad line first entered the hamlet in 1837.

Hicksville and nearby Attractions

  • Cantiague Park
  • Hicksville Gregory Museum
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Bronx Zoo

Things To Do In Hicksville

While staying in Hicksville, you can visit the West Village Green, Hempstead Harbor Park, Cantiague Park, Eisenhower Park and the Hempstead Lake State Park. Skiing can also be enjoyed at Blue Mountain. The African American Museum, Hofstra Museum, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Long Island Children's Museum and the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum area also worth paying a visit to. You can even plan a daytrip to the Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

Hicksville Transportation

JFK International is the nearest major airport.

Hicksville Higher Education

Hofstra University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and the New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury are close by.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hicksville Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 11% Hicksville Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Hicksville Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Hicksville People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Hicksville Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Hicksville, New York

Comparing Hicksville 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
Senior Citizens 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Racial Diversity 7 9
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 7
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 6
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 4
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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Hicksville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11801, 11803, 11804
P.O. Box Zip Codes 11802
Company Zip Codes 11815, 11819, 11854, 11855
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.768
Longitude -73.525

Hicksville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 8.3 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 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
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Hicksville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 41,260 100%
Male 20,150 48.8%
Female 21,110 51.2%
Under 18 9,301 22.5%
18+ 31,959 77.5%
65+ 6,650 16.1%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3.36
White 34,891 84.6%
African-American 562 1.4%
Asian 3,731 9%
American Indian & Alaskan 44 0.1%
Other 1,258 3%
Mixed Race 760 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3,819 9.3%

Hicksville 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 26.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.4%
Irish 17.7%
German 10.6%
Polish 4.5%
US/American 4.1%
Greek 2.5%
English 2.4%
Russian 1.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.7%
Afghan 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Jamaican 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
European 0.4%
Iranian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Cypriot 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hicksville 41,260 $72,505
Bethpage 16,543 $78,573
Jericho 13,045 $109,635
Levittown 53,067 $73,851
New Cassel 13,298 $55,042
Plainview 25,637 $98,233
Westbury 14,263 $77,988

Hicksville Public Libraries

Hicksville Free Public Library
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