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Overview

Introduction to Massapequa, New York

Massapequa, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles SE of Levittown, New York and 26 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 22,652 people lived in Massapequa.

Massapequa History

Massapequa was originally inhabited by Native Americans. It derived its name from the Massapequa Indians. It is a censu’sdesignated hamlet in Nassau County and a part of the Town of Oyster Bay. The hamlet is the hometown of Ron Kovic, the renowned anti-war activist and Vietnam War veteran.

Massapequa and nearby Attractions

  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
  • Bethpage State Park
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

Things To Do In Massapequa

While staying in Massapequa, you can visit the Adventureland Amusement Park and Jones Beach State Park. The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Caumsett State Historic Park, Old Westbury Gardens, Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park and Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site are some of the historic sites located close to Massapequa. You can also visit the Hofstra Museum, American Airpower Museum, Hicksville Gregory Museum and the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve.

Massapequa Transportation

JKF International is the closest major airport.

Massapequa Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury, Nassau Community College, Hofstra University, Long Island University- C W Post Campus, Adelphi University and SUNY College at Old Westbury.

People

Total Population 22,323
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 11,201
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 57.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.3%
Median Earnings25+ $62,300
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,361
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,181

Wealth

Median Family Income $137,265
% Above Poverty Level 98.2%
% Below Poverty Level 1.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 16.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 17%
Median Gross Rent $1,663
Median House Value $492,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.3%
Irish 30.5%

Massapequa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 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 40.68
Longitude -73.474

Massapequa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 2.5 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
Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 15.7 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
Station NEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Massapequa 19,891 $111,569
Massapequa Park 17,137 $130,655
North Massapequa 18,970 $115,820
North Wantagh 11,773 $117,446
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Massapequa High Schools

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MASSAPEQUA HS
4925 MERRICK RD
516-797-6110
Serves 1,706 students.

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241 WYNGATE DR
516-992-7550
Serves 1,050 students.

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