The small city of Hicksville, New York is home to just over 42,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals are less well-represented. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 13% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs may be a factor, as the average rent of $1,719 per month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,280.
With an average commute time of about 37 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, Hicksville residents find that it takes some patience getting to work. Many residents (41%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by only 6% of the population. Not many workers commute on foot.
Compared to the national average (13%), Hicksville has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have Bachelor's degrees (16%). In addition, 25% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Many Hicksville residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and education. Together, these industries make up 21% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, as 10% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Hicksville workers take home an average annual income of around $111K, around $31,000 more than the average New York resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
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