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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,043
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens20.9%
Employed Population 16+2,837
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married60.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.8%
Median Earnings25+$55,581
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,104

Wealth

Median Family Income$101,250
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation20.9%

Housing

People Living Alone17.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,571
Median House Value$442,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22%
Italian19.9%
Irish12.3%
Russian10.9%
Polish8.9%
Israeli5.8%
German5.4%
Turkish2.4%
Greek1.5%
Austrian1.5%
Hungarian1.3%
English0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Nigerian0.6%
African0.6%
Scottish0.5%
US/American0.5%
French Except Basque0.4%
Latvian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Arab0.2%
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Hewlett Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11557
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.64
Approximate Longitude-73.69

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)

StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance10.3 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
StationNEW YORK AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 39 F
Apr Temp45 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp50 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Rockaway9,815$132,917
Hewlett Bay Park366$250
Hewlett Harbor1,247$235,000
Hewlett Neck363$211,250
Lynbrook19,584$106,515
Woodmere17,554$147,740

Hewlett Public Libraries

Hewlett-woodmere Public Library
1125 BROADWAY
Hewlett, New York
(516) 374-1967

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Hewlett Public Schools

Franklin Early Childhood Center
1180 Henrietta Pl
ZIP: 11557
(516) 792-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
George W Hewlett High School
60 Everit Ave
ZIP: 11557
(516) 792-4100
High
Total Enrollment 1043
Hewlett Elementary School
1570 Broadway
ZIP: 11557
(516) 792-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Woodmere Middle School
1170 Peninsula Blvd
ZIP: 11557
(516) 792-4300
Middle
Total Enrollment 722

Hewlett Private Schools

Stella K Abraham High School For Girls
291 Meadowview Ave
ZIP: 11557
Secondary
Total Enrollment 340
Yeshiva Of South Shore
1170 William St
ZIP: 11557
Elementary
Total Enrollment 450
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