Herricks, New York

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Herricks is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 4,076 at the 2000 census.

Herricks is a community in the southern part of Town of North Hempstead.



Herricks is located at 40°45′23″N 73°39′44″W / 40.75639°N 73.66222°W / 40.75639; -73.66222 (40.756451, -73.662226)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all land. It is an unincorporated entity, governed under the jurisdiction of the Town of North Hempstead. It is estimated to be bordered by Searingtown Road/Shelter Rock Road to the north, Hillside Avenue to the south (vis-a-vis with Garden City Park), Herricks Road to the east and Marcus Avenue to the west. However, recorded documents reflect that Herricks runs further south into Garden City Park. Mail delivery is provided by the New Hyde Park Post Office utilizing the 11040 Zip Code.


The school in Herricks was established in 1813, making it one of the oldest in Nassau County. It was named for Herricks Path, a path that existed as early as 1659.[2] By 1898, the Herricks School was one of Nassau County's last single-room schools.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,076 people, 1,349 households, and 1,121 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,284.4 per square mile (2,810.3/km²). There were 1,371 housing units at an average density of 2,450.2/sq mi (945.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.74% White, 0.29% African American, 0.10% Native American, 24.39% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.17% of the population.

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