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Dix Hills is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after Dick Pechagan, Indian who sold the land.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Dix Hills. For links to other places called Dix Hills, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dix Hills is 40.804N. The longitude is -73.336W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 26,024.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dix Hills demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Suffolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11747 ZIP code.
10% of Dix Hills residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dix Hills ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dix Hills was $41,426, compared with $21,587 nationally.
53% of Dix Hills residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dix Hills, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,207. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,590.
Libraries in Dix Hills include Half Hollow Hills Community Library ... View libraries
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dix Hills political report.
The average commute time for Dix Hills workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Dix Hills between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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