Mastic, New York

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Mastic, New York

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
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Top 16% Mastic Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Mastic, New York

Comparing Mastic 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 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Age of the Population 2 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
People Above Poverty 4 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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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

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

Category Count Percent
Total Population 15,436 100%
Male 7,678 49.7%
Female 7,758 50.3%
Under 18 5,046 32.7%
18+ 10,390 67.3%
65+ 855 5.5%
Median Age 30.8
Average Family Size 3.67
White 13,161 85.3%
African-American 934 6.1%
Asian 173 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 265 1.7%
Other 554 3.6%
Mixed Race 348 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,875 12.1%

Mastic 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 31.5%
Irish 22.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.8%
German 10.1%
Polish 3.1%
English 2.7%
US/American 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Jamaican 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
African 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Turkish 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Armenian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
European 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mastic 15,436 $54,047
Brookhaven 3,570 $80,863
Center Moriches 6,655 $63,986
East Moriches 4,550 $71,000
Mastic Beach 11,543 $49,219
Moriches 2,319 $74,659
Shirley 25,395 $58,146
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