Long Island: Hewlett


Hewlett, Long Island Hewlett is a hamlet (census-designated place) located in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. As of 2010 census, there were 6,819 people, 2,547 households, and 1,833 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $89,643, and the median income for a family was $89,643. The latitude of Hewlett is 40.643N. The longitude is -73.696W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet. It is essentially a residential suburb, one of the ‘Five Towns’ which includes Woodmere, Lawrence, Cedarhurst and Inwood.

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The community was named for Samuel M. Hewlett. The former merge names include Cedar Grove and Fenhurst. Majority of ancestry groups living in Hewlett were Italians for about 22%, followed by 11% of Irish, and 9% of Russian respectively. Hewlett doesn’t have a large share of its people below the poverty line. In fact, the per capita income for the CDP was $38,803, 2.9% of the population and only 1.3% of families were below the poverty line. More adults in the town have earned college degrees than in most other towns in New York. About 62% of people living here are married. It is one of those places seems that everyone in town is married based on the statistics. In Hewlett, around 75% of their people will commute to work by using public vehicles as their way of transportation.

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The town has an estimation of 78% of living spaces are occupied by their owners and not by renters. There are multiple houses which can be found anywhere and nearly no land left to develop. The housing isn’t the newest but the average home age is greater than elsewhere. They try to see the higher property taxes in Hewlett as a sign of wealth and attractiveness. Condos and apartments can also be found and usually ranges from $900,000 to $4 million.

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Quality education offer many schools in Hewlett. Although it shared schools and library, most public school students in Hewlett still go to the Hewlett-Woodmere School District (District 14), and some attend the schools of the Lynbrook Union Free School District. There are also many shops, restaurants, and great parks that include a 35-acre Grant Park. It’s a perfect place for recreational activities and opportunities.



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