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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 42,333
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 21,924
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 55.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36%
Median Earnings25+ $47,074
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,966
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,713

Wealth

Median Family Income $108,624
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 11.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,698
Median House Value $398,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35%
US/American 0.5%
English 4.2%
Irish 18.6%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MINEOLA
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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station SCARSDALE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bethpage 16,315 $121,057
Jericho 13,746 $151,729

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

Hicksville Public Libraries

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Hicksville Free Public Library
169 JERUSALEM AVENUE
Hicksville, New York
(516) 931-1417

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180 DIVISION AVE
516-733-6623
Serves 1,477 students.

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