Hicksville, New York

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Hicksville is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population of the CDP was 41,260 at the 2000 census. The area is served by the Hicksville Post Office and the Hicksville School District.

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History

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.[1][2]

Geography

Hicksville is located at 40°45′48″N 73°31′24″W / 40.76333°N 73.52333°W / 40.76333; -73.52333 (40.763355, -73.523231)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.7 km²), of which, 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²) of it is land and 0.15% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 41,260 people, 13,710 households, and 10,844 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,057.2 per square mile (2,339.3/km²). There were 13,912 housing units at an average density of 2,042.4/sq mi (788.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.56% White, 1.36% African American, 0.11% Native American, 9.04% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.05% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.26% of the population.

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