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Overview

Introduction to Mastic, New York

Mastic, New York, in Suffolk county, is 21 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 59 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Mastic has a population of 15,436.

Mastic History

Mastic was originally known as Forge and was occupied by the Algonquian-speaking Native Americans. It derived its name from an Algonquian term meaning "big stream." It is a censu’sdesignated hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven.

Mastic and nearby Attractions

  • Animal Farm Petting Zoo
  • Smith Point Park Beach
  • BNL Science Museum
  • Bellport - Brookhaven Historical Society Museum
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Fire Island National Seashore

Things To Do In Mastic

In Mastic, you can enjoy several recreational facilities. You can visit the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, Long Island Maritime Museum, Hallockville Museum Farm, Long Island Museum or the Hillwood Art Museum. Wildwood State Park, Heckscher State Park, Smith Point Park Beach and Fire Island National Seashore are all within easy access of the town. The Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville and the Splish Splash Waterpark are ideal destinations for a day trip with family and friends.

Mastic Transportation

The Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.

Mastic Higher Education

Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus, SUNY at Stony Brook and Suffolk County Community College- Western Campus offer facilities in higher education.

People

Total Population 16,274
Male Share of the Population 53.3%
Female Share of the Population 46.7%
Senior Citizens 7.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,499
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.4%
Median Earnings25+ $42,050
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,509
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,609

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,441
% Above Poverty Level 87%
% Below Poverty Level 13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,611
Median House Value $242,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.2%
US/American 0%
English 2.9%
Irish 21.9%

Mastic Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11950
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.801
Longitude -72.841

Mastic 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 PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 8.3 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
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Station GREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Manor Park (11950)

Rivers Edge (11950)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Center Moriches 8,363 $98,036
East Moriches 5,074 $102,500
Mastic Beach 14,880 $71,509
Moriches 2,254 $87,931
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