Hicksville, New York

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Hicksville, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
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Hicksville, New York is located in New York
Hicksville, 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
Area
 • 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 (2010)
 • Total 41,547
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 (CDP) located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States, on Long Island. The population of the CDP was 41,547 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

George Bradford Brainerd. Soap Works, Hicksville, Long Island, 1878. Brooklyn Museum

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]

Industry[edit]

Metalab, Equipment Company, a division of Norbute Corp, made laboratory furniture and cabinetry.[3] Alsy Manufacturing manufactured electric lamps and lampshades from 1975 through 1991.[3]

The Rubber Company of America (RUCO) built a manufacturing site in 1945. RUCO Polymer Corp. (Hooker Chemical Company) manufactured plastics, latex, and esters. Occidental Chemical Corporation (OCC) owned and operated this site from 1966 to 1982. The site was purchased by Sybron Corporation, then in 2000, the Bayer Corporation (Bayer MaterialScience) purchased the Hooker Ruco facility and in 2002 decided to close the facility.[4] The site was used for the production of polyester from 1982 until 2002.[5]

Geography[edit]

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).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.8 square miles (18 km2), of which, 6.8 square miles (18 km2) of it is land and 0.15% is water.

Demographics[edit]

2010 Census[edit]

Hicksville

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 41,547 people, 13,412 households, and 10,588 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,109.9 per square mile (2,360.6/km²). There were 13,761 housing units at an average density of 2,023.7/sq mi (781.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 1% White, 61.6% Non Hispanic White, 2.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 20% Asian, 4.8% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.5% of the population.

There were 13,412 households, of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 63.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.4 years.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $89,231, and the median income for a family was $99,980.[8] 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.

2000 census[edit]

Per the census[9] of 2000, there were 41,261 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.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $82,231, and the median income for a family was $94,910.[8] 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.

Transportation[edit]

Hicksville is a major hub on the Long Island Railroad, where the Ronkonkoma Branch meets with the Port Jefferson Branch to form the Main Line. The area is also a hub for the following routes operated by Nassau Inter-County Express:

  • N20: Flushing - Hicksville via Northern Blvd
  • N22: Hicksville - Jamaica via Prospect Avenue/Hillside Avenue
  • N22L: Hicksville - Jamaica via Prospect Avenue/Hillside Avenue
  • N22X: Hicksville - Jamaica via Prospect Avenue/Hillside Avenue
  • N24: Hicksville - Jamaica via Old Country Road/Jericho Turnpike
  • N48: Hicksville - Hempstead via Carman Road
  • N49: Hicksville - Hempstead via Newbridge Road
  • N50: Hicksville - Bellmore via Newbridge Road
  • N73: Hicksville - Wantagh via Gardiners Avenue
  • N74: Hicksville - Wantagh via Wantagh Avenue
  • N78: Hicksville - Plainview via Old Country Road
  • N79: Hicksville - Walt Whitman Mall via Old Country Road
  • N80: Hicksville - Broadway Mall via Hicksville Road
  • N81: Hicksville - Broadway Mall via Stewart Avenue

Public institutions[edit]

The area is served by the Hicksville Public Library, the Hicksville Post Office and the Hicksville School District. Hicksville School District encompasses Burns Avenue School, Dutch Lane School, East Street School, Fork Lane School, Lee Avenue School, Old Country Road School, Woodland School, Hicksville Middle School, and Hicksville High School.

Public safety[edit]

Hicksville's fire protection is provided by 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 people[edit]

Businesses with headquarters in Hicksville[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "Record of Decision - DEC". Mar 2005. Retrieved 9 Apr 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hooker Chemical/Ruco Polymer EPA REGION 2". Jun 1986. Retrieved 9 Apr 2014. 
  5. ^ "Record of Decision RUCO Polymer Corp. (Hooker Chemical)". Dec 2012. Retrieved 9 Apr 2014. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "2010 Demographic Profile Data". American FactFinder. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  8. ^ a b Hicksville CDP, New York from American FactFinder
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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