Hicksville, New York

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Hicksville, New York
settlement_type = CDP
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Nassau
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area_total_km2 = 17.7
area_land_km2 = 17.6
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 6.8
area_land_sq_mi = 6.8
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 41260
population_density_km2 = 2338.7
population_density_sq_mi = 6057.2

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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elevation_m = 45
elevation_ft = 148
latd = 40 |latm = 45 |lats = 48 |latNS = N
longd = 73 |longm = 31 |longs = 24 |longEW = W

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postal_code = 11801
area_code = 516
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Hicksville is a hamlet in the Town of Oyster Bay and census-designated place in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 41,260 at the 2000 census.

History

The area was first settled by Christian Sorto in 1648 when Sorto bought a large portion of the eastern Hempstead Plains. It remained largely unsettled until the Hicks family bought land in 1834. 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 into a station stop on the LIRR in 1837. The station became a depot for produce particularly pickles for a Heinz Company plant. After a blight destroyed the pickle crops, the farmers grew potatoes. It turned into a bustling New York City suburb in the building boom following World War II. [ [http://www.newsday.com/community/guide/lihistory/ny-historytown-hist002w,0,7376208.story Hicksville: Bound Together by Railroad Ties - Newsday - Retrieved November 14, 2007] ] .Ron Ziel and George H. Foster, Steel Rails to the Sunrise, ©1965]

Geography

Hicksville is located at coor dms|40|45|48|N|73|31|24|W|city (40.763355, -73.523231)GR|1.

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.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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 $72,600, and the median income for a family was $80,800. 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.

Notable natives/residents

*Gary D. Schmidt (author)
*Billy Joel (performer who grew up in a Levitt-built section of the hamlet)
*Lorraine Bracco of "The Sopranos"
*Anthony Denison of "The Closer"
*Don Murphy producer of "Transformers", "Natural Born Killers"
*Mitch Kupchak, "general manager" of the "Los Angeles Lakers"
*Chris Chapman, "founder & general manager" of the "Long Island Cyclones"

Links

* [http://www.hicksvillechamber.com/ Hicksville Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/lirr/html/ttn/hicksvil.htm Long Island Rail Road: Hicksville]
* [http://www.hicksvillepublicschools.com Public schools]
* [http://www.antonnews.com/hicksvilleillustratednews/ Hicksville Illustrated News]
* [http://www.gregorymuseum.org Hicksville Gregory Museum]

References


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