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Hicksville, New York
—  CDP  —
Hicksville, New York is located in New York
Hicksville, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°45′48″N 73°31′24″W / 40.76333°N 73.52333°W / 40.76333; -73.52333Coordinates: 40°45′48″N 73°31′24″W / 40.76333°N 73.52333°W / 40.76333; -73.52333
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau
 - Total 6.8 sq mi (17.7 km2)
 - Land 6.8 sq mi (17.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 148 ft (45 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 41,260
 Density 6,057.2/sq mi (2,338.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 11801
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-34374
GNIS feature ID 0952707

Hicksville is a hamlet and census-designated place located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 41,260 at the 2000 census.



Valentine Hicks, son-in-law of nationally famous abolitionist and Quaker preacher Elias Hicks, and eventual president of the Long Island Railroad bought land in the village in 1834 and turned it into a station stop on the LIRR in 1837. The station became a depot for produce, particularly cucumbers for a Heinz Company plant. After a blight destroyed the cucumber crops, the farmers grew potatoes. It turned into a bustling New York City suburb in the building boom following World War II.[1].[2]


Hicksville is located at 40°45′48″N 73°31′24″W / 40.76333°N 73.52333°W / 40.76333; -73.52333 (40.763355, -73.523231)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.7 km²), of which, 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²) of it is land and 0.15% is water.


Rear view of Hicksville High School

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 41,260 people, 13,710 households, and 10,844 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,057.2 per square mile (2,339.3/km²). There were 13,912 housing units at an average density of 2,042.4/sq mi (788.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.56% White, 1.36% African American, 0.11% Native American, 9.04% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.05% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.26% of the population.

There were 13,710 households, of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 64.5% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $76,110, and the median income for a family was $87,382[5]. Males had a median income of $52,112 versus $46,278 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $50,283. About 2.4% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.


Hicksville's Fire Protection come from the Hicksville Fire Department. Hicksville's Police Protection comes from Nassau County Police 2nd and 8th Precinct, as well as the MTA Police and Nassau County Auxiliary Police.

Notable natives/residents

Businesses with headquarters in Hicksville

External links


  1. ^ Hicksville: Bound Together by Railroad Ties - Newsday - Retrieved November 14, 2007
  2. ^ Ron Ziel and George H. Foster, Steel Rails to the Sunrise, ©1965
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Hicksville CDP, New York from American FactFinder


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