Levittown, formerly Island Trees, is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York on Long Island. It is located half way between the villages of Hempstead and Farmingdale. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a total population of 51,881, making it the most populated CDP in Nassau County and the second most populated CDP on Long Island, behind only Brentwood.
Levittown, New York is an unincorporated area in Nassau County, New York. It can be defined in three overlapping but non-conforming ways. The most common use is Levittown as defined by the United States Postal Service Zip Code 11756. Another definition is the extent of the Levitt & Sons development built from 1947 to 1951. A third is the Census Designated Place (CDP) called Levittown as defined by the US Census Bureau.
The United States Postal Service ZIP code called Levittown, New York is 11756 and what is most commonly used to mean Levittown, New York. It does not include all the houses built in this area by Levitt & Sons and it does include houses built by other developers. The actual Levitt built development sprawls over three other postal zones, Wantagh NY (11793) and Westbury, NY (11590) in the Town of Hempstead, and Hicksville, NY (11801) in the Town of Oyster Bay.
The Census Bureau Designated Place (CDP) called Levittown is a statistical entity for the United States Census Bureau centered at 40° 43′ 26″ north, 73° 30′ 46″ west (40.724468, −73.511191) with a total area of 17.8 km² (6.9 mi²) . It does not conform to the US Postal Service boundaries nor to the extent of the development built by Levitt & Sons and it also includes areas built by other developers.
The U.S. Census of 2010 counted 51,881 people, 17,207 households, and 14,031 families residing in the community. The population density is 7,717.5 per square mile (2,978.1/km²). There are 17,447 housing units at an average density of 2,531.9/sq mi (977.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.9% White; 11.5% Hispanic or Latin of any race; 5.7% Asian; 0.9% Black; 0.1% Native American; and 0.02% Pacific Islander.
In the community, the population is spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females, there are 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.4 males.
The median income for a household in the community is $150,900, and the median income for a family is $83,851 (these figures had risen from $95,979 and $99,845 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males have a median income of $94,803 versus $79,962 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $45,917. 1.0% of the population and 0.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.2% of those under the age of 18 and 0.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Levittown New York neighborhoods include: Division, Dogwood, Gardiners, Island Estates, Island Trees, John, Levittown, Levittown North, Live, Meridian Road, Parkside East, Southberry, Wantagh