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West Hills, New York
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West Hills, New York is located in Long Island
West Hills, New York
West Hills, New York
Location in Long Island
West Hills, New York is located in New York
West Hills, New York
West Hills, New York
Location in New York
West Hills, New York is located in the United States
West Hills, New York
West Hills, New York
Location in the United States
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Area
 • Total 4.9 sq mi (12.8 km2)
 • Land 4.9 sq mi (12.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
348 ft (106 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,592
 • Density 1,132/sq mi (436.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11746
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-80258
GNIS feature ID 1802955

West Hills is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 5,592 at the 2010 census. Residents share a post office with the hamlet of Huntington but much earlier in its history, West Hills had its own post office, located on Jericho Turnpike (formerly Middle Post Road). Also, it is adjacent to the hamlet of Woodbury.

Geography

West Hills is located at 40°49′27″N 73°26′4″W / 40.82417°N 73.43444°W / 40.82417; -73.43444 (40.824098, -73.434381).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (13 km2), all land.

West Hills County Park is the location of Jayne's Hill, the natural highest point on Long Island (400 feet;120 m).

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,607 people, 1,978 households, and 1,647 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,131.7 per square mile (437.3/km2). There were 2,008 housing units at an average density of 405.3/sq mi (156.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.40% White, 0.89% African American, 0.02% Native American, 3.41% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.41% of the population.

There were 1,978 households, out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 23.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $87,295, and the median income for a family was $94,363. Males had a median income of $61,919 versus $45,134 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $42,783. About 1.0% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 0.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

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