Herricks, New York
Herricks is a hamlet (and census-designated place
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) in Nassau County
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, New York
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, United States
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. The population was 4,295 at the 2010 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 (40.756451, -73.662226).

According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 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. 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. By 1898, the Herricks School was one of Nassau County's last single-room schools
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As of the census
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of 2000, there were 4,076 people, 1,349 households, and 1,121 families residing in the CDP. The population density
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 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
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, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.17% of the population.

There were 1,349 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.9% were married couples
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 living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $78,343, and the median income for a family was $84,451. Males had a median income of $55,125 versus $40,658 for females. The per capita income
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 for the CDP was $31,518. About 2.4% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 1.2% of those age 65 or over.

See also

  • Herricks Union Free School District
    Herricks Union Free School District
    The Herricks Union Free School District is a school district located in western Nassau County on Long Island, in New York State. The district lies within the Greater New Hyde Park area and serves a number of communities including Herricks, Garden City Park, Manhasset Hills, Searingtown, North...

  • Herricks High School
    Herricks High School
    Herricks High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school with 1450 students, accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States Association. The school is located in New Hyde Park, New York, 20 miles east of Manhattan. Dr. Jack Bierwirth, son of an ambassador in the...

  • Herricks Middle School
    Herricks Middle School
    Herricks Middle School is an intermediate school in Albertson, New York. In 1997, the U.S. Department of Education named Herricks Middle School a recipient of the Blue Ribbon Award, the department's most prestigious honor....

  • Isaac Underhill Willets
    Isaac Underhill Willets
    Isaac Underhill Willets was a Long Islander and prominent farm owner best known today for the road named after him, I.U. Willets Road.-I.U. Willets Road:...

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