Massapequa Park, New York

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Massapequa Park, New York

Introduction to Massapequa Park, New York

Massapequa Park, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles SE of Levittown, New York and 27 miles E of New York, New York. The village is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Massapequa Park has a population of 17,499.

Massapequa Park History

The village of Massapequa Park was initially inhabited by Massapequa Indians. The village was first settled in by Europeans in the 19th Century. At that time, it was known as Wurtenberg or Stadtwurtemburg. It was incorporated as a village in 1931.

Massapequa Park and nearby Attractions

  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • American Airpower Museum
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Massapequa Park

There are a number of parks and playgrounds in the village of Massapequa Park, including the Massapequa State Park, John J Burns Park, Brady Park and Marjorie R. Post Community Park. The Amityville Historical Society- Lauder Museum, the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve and the Old Bethpage Village Restoration are also worth visiting. Leisure hours can be spent at the Jones Beach State Park or the Adventureland Amusement Park.

Massapequa Park Transportation

JFK International is the nearest major airport.

Massapequa Park Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury and Hofstra University are near the village.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Massapequa Park Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Massapequa Park Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Massapequa Park People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Massapequa Park Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Massapequa Park, New York

Comparing Massapequa Park 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 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 7 7
Racial Diversity 4 5
Female Share of the Population 4 4


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 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 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Short Commute Times 1 2


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

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Massapequa Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11762
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.68
Longitude -73.455

Massapequa Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 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 16.6 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 23.5 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 Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 17,499 100%
Male 8,516 48.7%
Female 8,983 51.3%
Under 18 4,426 25.3%
18+ 13,073 74.7%
65+ 2,798 16%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 3.32
White 17,039 97.4%
African-American 38 0.2%
Asian 246 1.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0%
Other 69 0.4%
Mixed Race 99 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 525 3%

Estimated Massapequa Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 17,270
Growth -229
Growth % -1.3%

Massapequa Park 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 39.1%
Irish 24.8%
German 9.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
US/American 3.1%
Russian 2.5%
English 2.4%
Polish 1.9%
Greek 1.7%
Swedish 1.1%
Hungarian 0.8%
Scottish 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
British 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Romanian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
European 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Massapequa Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bar Harbor (11762)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Massapequa Park 17,499 $86,177
Amityville 9,441 $72,632
East Farmingdale 5,400 $71,726
East Massapequa 19,565 $83,373
Massapequa 22,652 $88,571
North Amityville 16,572 $49,901
North Massapequa 19,152 $76,958

Massapequa Park Public Libraries

Massapequa Public Library
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(516) 799-0770

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