Massapequa, New York

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Massapequa, New York

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Massapequa People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Massapequa Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Massapequa Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Massapequa Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Massapequa, New York

Comparing 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
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Senior Citizens 6 5
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 5


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Short Commute Times 1 1


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

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Massapequa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 22,652 100%
Male 11,029 48.7%
Female 11,623 51.3%
Under 18 5,789 25.6%
18+ 16,863 74.4%
65+ 3,249 14.3%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 3.33
White 22,067 97.4%
African-American 38 0.2%
Asian 287 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0%
Other 84 0.4%
Mixed Race 165 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 587 2.6%

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 37.3%
Irish 20.6%
German 11.3%
US/American 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
Polish 3.2%
English 3.1%
Greek 2.1%
Russian 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Eastern European 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
European 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Israeli 0.3%
Turkish 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Iranian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Bulgarian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Massapequa 22,652 $88,571
East Massapequa 19,565 $83,373
Massapequa Park 17,499 $86,177
North Massapequa 19,152 $76,958
North Wantagh 12,156 $76,345
Seaford 15,791 $85,751
Wantagh 18,971 $91,019

Starbucks in Massapequa

(As of 2005)
Massapequa Village Square
4301 Merrick Road
4902 Merrick Road
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