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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,403
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+12,529
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married61.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58%
Median Earnings25+$70,805
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$74,479
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,139

Wealth

Median Family Income$155,856
% Above Poverty Level97.2%
% Below Poverty Level2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation9.5%

Housing

People Living Alone10.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,868
Median House Value$692,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.3%
Italian22.5%
Irish12.6%
German8.9%
Polish7.3%
Russian5.4%
Greek3.1%
English3.1%
West Indian1.8%
Austrian1.5%
Portuguese1.2%
Hungarian0.8%
Jamaican0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Turkish0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Scottish0.5%
African0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Afghan)0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Dix Hills Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11746
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.84
Approximate Longitude-73.4

Dix Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationSTAMFORD 5 N
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Commack36,625$135,182
Deer Park27,223$101,485
Elwood11,197$122,039
South Huntington9,508$108,873
Wheatley Heights5,076$111,576
Wyandanch10,722$62,474

Dix Hills Public Libraries

Half Hollow Hills Community Public Library
55 VANDERBILT PARKWAY
Dix Hills, New York
(631) 421-4530

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Dix Hills Public Schools

Brentwood Residential Center
1230 Commack Rd
ZIP: 11746
(631) 667-1188
Other
Total Enrollment 17
Candlewood Middle School
1200 Carll's Strt Pth
ZIP: 11746
(631) 592-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 939
Chestnut Hill Elementary School
600 S Service Rd
ZIP: 11746
(631) 592-3500
Forest Park Elementary School
30 Deforest Rd
ZIP: 11746
(631) 592-3550
Half Hollow Hills High School East
50 Vanderbilt Pky
ZIP: 11746
(631) 592-3100
High
Total Enrollment 1909
Half Hollow Hills High School West
375 Wolf Hill Rd
ZIP: 11746
(631) 592-3200
High
Total Enrollment 1455
Otsego Elementary School
55 Otsego St
ZIP: 11746
(631) 592-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Paumanok Elementary School
1 Seaman Neck Rd
ZIP: 11746
(631) 592-3650
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Rolling Hills School
25 Mcculloch Dr
ZIP: 11746
(631) 858-3570
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center
197 Half Hollow Rd
ZIP: 11746
(631) 370-1800
Other
Total Enrollment 62
Signal Hill Elementary School
670 Caledonia Rd
ZIP: 11746
(631) 592-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 727
Suffolk 1 Boces
507 Deer Park Rd
ZIP: 11746
(631) 549-4900
Other
Total Enrollment 936
Vanderbilt Elementary School
350 Deer Park Ave
ZIP: 11746
(631) 592-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 703

Dix Hills Private Schools

Madonna Height School
151 Burrs Ln
ZIP: 11746
Secondary
Total Enrollment 47
Upper Room Christian School
722 Deer Park Rd
ZIP: 11746
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 200
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