Hicksville, NY
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Hicksville is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 42,175 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Hicksville is the 24th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Hicksville are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Hicksville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hicksville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hicksville who work in office and administrative support (15.31%), sales jobs (12.97%), and management occupations (10.75%).

Also of interest is that Hicksville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Hicksville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hicksville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hicksville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hicksville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Hicksville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.86 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Hicksville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Hicksville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The population of Hicksville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.22% of adults in Hicksville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hicksville in 2010 was $36,761, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,044 for a family of four. However, Hicksville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hicksville is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hicksville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hicksville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Hicksville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.43% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hicksville include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

Hicksville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.78%.

The most common language spoken in Hicksville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.