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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.
Hewlett, New York is located in New York
Hewlett, New York
Hewlett, New York
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town Hempstead
Named for The Hewlett family
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
20 ft (6 m)
 • Total 6,819
 • Density 7,600/sq mi (2,960/km2)
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 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.


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 on the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway Branch is located within the hamlet.


Public education

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. 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.

Private education

The Yeshiva of South Shore is located in Hewlett.

Notable people

  • Deborah Asnis – Infectious disease specialist, discovered and reported the first human cases of West Nile virus in the United States.
  • Jeffrey Bader – 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 – Thoroughbred racehorse trainer.
  • Louise Glück – Poet, essayist and 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.
  • Harvey Milk – American politician and LGBT advocate; Hewlett High School Teacher.
  • Errol Morris – Film director.
  • Max Seibald – Lacrosse player.
  • Jim Steinman – Composer, lyricist, record producer and playwright.

See also

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