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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population42,368
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+22,026
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married55.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35%
Median Earnings25+$48,818
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,695
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,210

Wealth

Median Family Income$118,664
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation12.3%

Housing

People Living Alone15.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,820
Median House Value$421,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.6%
Italian17.9%
Irish16.6%
German10.5%
Polish3.9%
English3.5%
West Indian2.7%
Haitian2.4%
Russian1.8%
Greek1.7%
Norwegian1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Israeli0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
US/American0.6%
Brazilian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Macedonian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Turkish0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Guyanese0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Arab0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Hicksville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11801
P.O. Box Zip Codes11802
Company Zip Codes11815, 11819, 11854
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.76
Approximate Longitude-73.52

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)

StationMINEOLA
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance8.3 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
StationSCARSDALE
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethpage17,016$133,098
Jericho14,014$172,739
Levittown51,839$118,750
New Cassel14,321$94,368
Plainview26,141$151,321
Westbury15,396$123,295

Hicksville Public Libraries

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

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Hicksville Public Schools

Burns Avenue School
40 Burns Ave
ZIP: 11801
(516) 733-2311
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Dutch Lane School
50 Stewart Ave
ZIP: 11801
(516) 733-2362
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
East Street School
50 East St
ZIP: 11801
(516) 733-2321
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Fork Lane School
4 Fork Ln
ZIP: 11801
(516) 733-2342
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
Hicksville High School
180 Division Ave
ZIP: 11801
(516) 733-2202
High
Total Enrollment 1705
Hicksville Middle School
215 Jerusalem Ave
ZIP: 11801
(516) 733-2262
Middle
Total Enrollment 1192
Lee Avenue School
1 7th St
ZIP: 11801
(516) 733-2352
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Old Country Road School
49 Rhodes Ln
ZIP: 11801
(516) 733-2302
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Woodland Avenue School
85 Ketcham Rd
ZIP: 11801
(516) 733-2332
Primary
Total Enrollment 341

Hicksville Private Schools

Carousel Day School
9 West Ave
ZIP: 11801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Holy Family School
25 Fordham Ave
ZIP: 11801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 213
Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
98 Cherry Ln
ZIP: 11801
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1392
Our Lady Of Mercy School
520 S Oyster Bay Rd
ZIP: 11801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 305
St Ignatius Loyola School
30 E Cherry St
ZIP: 11801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
Trinity Lutheran School
40 W Nicholai St
ZIP: 11801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 312
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