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Hewlett, New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
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Coordinates: 40°38′31″N 73°41′39″W / 40.64194°N 73.69417°W / 40.64194; -73.69417Coordinates: 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
Town Hempstead
 • Total 2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
 • Land 2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
 • Water 0.0 km2 (0.0 sq mi)
6 m (20 ft)
 • Total 6,819
 • Density 2,960/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-34286
GNIS feature ID 0952660

Hewlett is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York on the South Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2010 Census, the CDP population was 6,819. Hewlett Bay Park and Hewlett Harbor consist of many mansions and harbor villas with very large property, a few dating back to the time of the American Revolution. This area, like Back/Old Lawrence is unique because its rural affluence is similar in character to the more well known Gold Coast of the North Shore instead of being more urbanized like the rest of the South Shore of Nassau County.

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.

All the communities within Hewlett are part of the Hewlett-Woodmere School District or the Lynbrook Union Free School District.

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. 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.


U.S. Census Map

Hewlett is located at 40°38′31″N 73°41′39″W / 40.641985°N 73.694185°W / 40.641985; -73.694185.

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.


As of the census 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 per square mile (3,062.8/km2). There were 2,708 housing units at an average density of 3,074.4/sq mi (1,186.5/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 provides Long Island Rail Road service on the Far Rockaway Branch to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.


Most public school students in Hewlett go to the Hewlett-Woodmere School District (District 14), though some attend the schools of the Lynbrook Union Free School District.

The Yeshiva of South Shore is located in Hewlett.

Notable people

Notable current and former residents of Hewlett include:

  • Deborah Asnis (1956-2015), infectious disease specialist, discovered and reported the first human cases of West Nile virus in the United States.
  • Jeffrey Bader (born 1945), former Senior Director for Asia, National Security Council, Obama Administration; US Ambassador to Namibia; and member, Hewlett-Woodmere High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
  • Ross Bleckner, artist.
  • John P. Campo (1938-2005), thoroughbred racehorse trainer.
  • Louise Glück (born 1943), poet, essayist and 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate
  • Harvey Milk (1930-1978), American politician, LGBT advocate, Hewlett High School Teacher.
  • Errol Morris (born 1948), film director.
  • Max Seibald (born 1987), lacrosse player.
  • Jim Steinman (1947–2021), composer, lyricist, record producer and playwright.
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