Hewlett, NY
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Hewlett profile

Living in Hewlett

Hewlett is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,262 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hewlett is the 244th largest community in New York.

Hewlett home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Hewlett real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Hewlett is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hewlett is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hewlett who work in office and administrative support (16.53%), teaching (11.75%), and healthcare (11.22%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.05% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Hewlett is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Hewlett is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hewlett’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Hewlett is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Hewlett, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.62 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, Hewlett has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hewlett. 50.11% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hewlett in 2018 was $44,736, 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 $178,944 for a family of four. However, Hewlett contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hewlett is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hewlett home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hewlett residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Hewlett also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.45% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hewlett include Italian, Russian, Eastern European, Irish, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hewlett's cultural character, accounting for 26.49% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Hewlett is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.