Hewlett, New York

Coordinates: 40°38′31″N 73°41′39″W / 40.64194°N 73.69417°W / 40.64194; -73.69417
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Hewlett, New York
Harris Avenue in Hewlett on August 8, 2022.
Harris Avenue in Hewlett on August 8, 2022.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Hewlett, New York is located in Long Island
Hewlett, New York
Location within the state of New York
Hewlett, New York is located in New York
Hewlett, New York
Hewlett, New York (New York)
Coordinates: 40°38′31″N 73°41′39″W / 40.64194°N 73.69417°W / 40.64194; -73.69417
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
Named forThe Hewlett family
 • Total0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Land0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
20 ft (6 m)
 • Total7,262
 • Density8,242.91/sq mi (3,184.01/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code516
FIPS code36-34286
GNIS feature ID0952660

Hewlett is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 6,819 at the 2010 census.

Hewlett is usually included as one of the Five Towns in the southwestern corner of Nassau County. In the context of the Five Towns, "The Hewletts" or "Hewlett" is often used to refer collectively to the hamlet of Hewlett, together with the villages of Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor and Hewlett Neck, along with Woodsburgh.[2]


The hamlet's name comes from the Hewlett family. George Hewlett, the first Hewlett to settle in the area, was born in England in 1634.[3][4] He was part of an English community which emigrated to Long Island - by way of Connecticut - and negotiated treaties with the Dutch governors and native inhabitants to establish a population center in what is now Hempstead.[3][4]


U.S. Census map of Hewlett.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), of which 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) is land and 1.11% is water.[5]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 6,819 people, 2,547 households, and 1,833 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,936.0 inhabitants per square mile (3,064.1/km2). There were 2,708 housing units at an average density of 3,074.4 per square mile (1,187.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.2% White, 2.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 7.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.67% of the population.

There were 2,634 households, out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 10.7.

The median age was 44.2 years. Females comprised 52% of the population, and males comprised 48% of the population

The median income for a household in the CDP was $66,550, and the median income for a family was $74,259. Males had a median income of $51,977 versus $40,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $38,803. 2.9% of the population and 1.3% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.8% were under the age of 18 and 5.9% were 65 or older.


The Hewlett station on the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch is located within the hamlet.[8]


Public education[edit]

Hewlett is primarily located within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Hewlett-Woodmere School District (District 14), although smaller portions of the hamlet are located within the boundaries of (and are thus served by) the Lynbrook Union Free School District.[8][9] As such, students who reside within Hewlett and attend public schools go to school in one of these districts depending on where they live within the hamlet.[8][9]

Private education[edit]

The Yeshiva of South Shore is located in Hewlett.[10]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ Barron, James. "IF YOU'RE THINKING OF LIVING IN: FIVE TOWNS", The New York Times, July 10, 1983. Accessed May 20, 2008. "The basic five are Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Hewlett and Inwood. But the area also includes some unincorporated communities and two tiny villages, Hewlett Bay Park and Woodsburgh, that are not added to the final total."
  3. ^ a b Winsche, Richard (October 1, 1999). The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Interlaken, New York: Empire State Books. ISBN 978-1557871541.
  4. ^ a b Hewlett, Charles W. (1965). The Story of the Heritage of the Rockaway Peninsula and the Adjoining Five Towns.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. ^ a b c "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". www.longislandindexmaps.org. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Composite School District Boundaries Shapefiles". NCES. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  10. ^ "YOSS – Infuse our children with a love for Torah and every Jew". yoss.org. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  11. ^ Roberts, Sam (September 15, 2015). "Dr. Deborah Asnis, Who Sounded Alert on West Nile Virus Outbreak, Dies at 59". The New York Times. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  12. ^ George Fujii (May 5, 2020). "Learning the Scholar's Craft: Reflections of Historians and International Relations Scholars". Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  13. ^ Shaw, Dan. "Bachelor of Arts", The New York Times, August 29, 1993. Accessed September 15, 2008. "'I always absolutely thought there was a difference between being a young artist and an important young artist,' said Mr. Bleckner, who grew up in Hewlett, L.I., graduated in 1971 from New York University and earned an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 1973."
  14. ^ Goldstein, Richard. "John Campo, Trainer of 1981 Derby Winner, Is Dead at 67", The New York Times, November 22, 2005. Accessed March 14, 2017. "John Campo, a New York-based trainer for three decades who saddled Pleasant Colony, the winner of the 1981 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, died on Nov. 13 at his home in Hewlett, N.Y."
  15. ^ Sewell Chan (February 20, 2009). "Film Evokes Memories for Milk's Relatives". Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  16. ^ Klein, Alvin. "FILM; Film Dissects Murder and Justice", The New York Times, October 23, 1988. Accessed March 14, 2017. "For Errol Morris, a film maker from Hewlett, The Thin Blue Line is as much a mission as a motion picture."

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