Hewlett, New York

Hewlett is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York on the South Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2010 Census, the CDP population was 6,819. Hewlett Bay Park and Hewlett Harbor consist of many mansions and harbor villas with very large property, a few dating back to the time of the American Revolution. This area, like Back/Old Lawrence is unique because its rural affluence is similar in character to the more well known Gold Coast of the North Shore instead of being more urbanized like the rest of the South Shore of Nassau County.

Hewlett, New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°38′31″N 73°41′39″W
Country United States
State New York
  Total2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
  Land2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
  Water0.0 km2 (0.0 sq mi)
6 m (20 ft)
  Density3,000/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-34286
GNIS feature ID0952660

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.[1]

All the communities within Hewlett are part of the Hewlett-Woodmere School District or the Lynbrook Union Free School District.


Hewlett is located at 40°38′31″N 73°41′39″W.[2]

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[3] 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 provides Long Island Rail Road service on the Far Rockaway Branch to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.


Most public school students in Hewlett go to the Hewlett-Woodmere School District (District 14), though some attend the schools of the Lynbrook Union Free School District.

The Yeshiva of South Shore is located in Hewlett.

Notable people

Notable current and former residents of Hewlett include:


  1. Barron, James. "IF YOU'RE THINKING OF LIVING IN: FIVE TOWNS", The New York Times, July 10, 1983. Accessed May 20, 2008. "The basic five are Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Hewlett and Inwood. But the area also includes some unincorporated communities and two tiny villages, Hewlett Bay Park and Woodsburgh, that are not added to the final total."
  2. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. Roberts, Sam (2015-09-15). "Dr. Deborah Asnis, Who Sounded Alert on West Nile Virus Outbreak, Dies at 59". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  5. Shaw, Dan. "Bachelor of Arts", The New York Times, August 29, 1993. Accessed September 15, 2008. "'I always absolutely thought there was a difference between being a young artist and an important young artist,' said Mr. Bleckner, who grew up in Hewlett, L.I., graduated in 1971 from New York University and earned an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 1973."
  6. Goldstein, Richard. "John Campo, Trainer of 1981 Derby Winner, Is Dead at 67", The New York Times, November 22, 2005. Accessed March 14, 2017. "John Campo, a New York-based trainer for three decades who saddled Pleasant Colony, the winner of the 1981 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, died on Nov. 13 at his home in Hewlett, N.Y."
  7. Klein, Alvin. "FILM; Film Dissects Murder and Justice", The New York Times, October 23, 1988. Accessed March 14, 2017. "For Errol Morris, a film maker from Hewlett, The Thin Blue Line is as much a mission as a motion picture."
  8. https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/20/film-evokes-memories-for-harvey-milks-relatives/?scp%20=2
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