Hicksville, New York - Facts & Figures
Hicksville is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York. 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.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $89,231, and the median income for a family was $99,980. 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. largest % making between $100k and $150k in sales and office occupations.
- Population: 41,547
- Industries: educational services; health care; finance and insurance; professional, scientific, and technical services; construction; public administration
- Area Codes: 516
- ZIP Codes: 11801, 11802, 11803, 11804, 11815, 11819, 11854, 11855
- Surrounding Cities: Oyster Bay, NY; Queens, NY; Jericho, NY; Salisbury, NY; New Cassel, NY; Bethpage, NY ; Plainview, NY; Levittown, NY; Westbury, NY