East Massapequa, New York

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East Massapequa, New York

Introduction to East Massapequa, New York

East Massapequa, New York, in Nassau county, is 5 miles SE of Levittown, New York and 28 miles E of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. East Massapequa has a population of 19,565.

East Massapequa History

East Massapequa is a part of the Town of Oyster Bay, which originally belonged to the New Amsterdam colony. It was officially declared a town by the English after they captured the area from the Dutch. Oyster Bay continued to be a part of Queens County until 1898, when its western portion was merged with New York City.

East Massapequa and nearby Attractions

  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Bethpage State Park Golf Course
  • American Airpower Museum
  • Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum
  • Peninsula Golf Club
  • Tackapausha Museum and Preserve

Things To Do In East Massapequa

The waterfront is the most popular area in Eaast Massapequa and has provisions for a wide range of water and beach activities. The hamlet also has several parks and a few golf courses.

East Massapequa Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest major airport.

East Massapequa Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be found at SUNY College of Technology, Hofstra University and the New York Institute of Technology.

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High Points

East Massapequa strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
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Top 5% trophy East Massapequa Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
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Top 10% East Massapequa Median Family Income
Racial Diversity
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Top 13% East Massapequa Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 15% East Massapequa Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 16% East Massapequa People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 19% East Massapequa Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of East Massapequa, New York

Comparing East Massapequa to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Age of the Population 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Working at Home 5 4
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
Housing Recently Built 3 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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East Massapequa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11758
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.673
Longitude -73.436

East Massapequa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
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East Massapequa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 19,565 100%
Male 9,450 48.3%
Female 10,115 51.7%
Under 18 4,913 25.1%
18+ 14,652 74.9%
65+ 2,788 14.2%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.37
White 15,812 80.8%
African-American 2,415 12.3%
Asian 437 2.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 40 0.2%
Other 484 2.5%
Mixed Race 372 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,466 7.5%

East Massapequa Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 28.2%
Irish 19.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.9%
German 10.3%
Polish 3.2%
US/American 3.2%
Haitian 2.8%
Jamaican 2.3%
Russian 2.3%
English 1.8%
Greek 1.2%
Norwegian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Egyptian 0.4%
West Indian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Turkish 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Guyanese 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
British West Indian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
East Massapequa 19,565 $83,373
Amityville 9,441 $72,632
Copiague 21,922 $65,369
East Farmingdale 5,400 $71,726
Massapequa 22,652 $88,571
Massapequa Park 17,499 $86,177
North Amityville 16,572 $49,901
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