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Overview

Introduction to Mastic Beach, New York

Mastic Beach, New York, in Suffolk county, is 20 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 59 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area.

Mastic Beach History

Mastic Beach was originally inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans. In fact, it derived its name from an Algonquian term that means "big stream." It is a censu’sdesignated hamlet located in the southeastern part of Brookhaven. The Town of Brookhaven was first settled in by the English in 1655, and incorporated in 1686. The town presently includes around 8 incorporated villages and more than 50 unincorporated hamlets. The residents of the hamlet have recently created a committee and are exploring the possibility of incorporating Mastic Beach as a village.

Mastic Beach and nearby Attractions

  • William Floyd Estate
  • Animal Farm Petting Zoo
  • Smith Point Park Beach
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Hallockville Museum Farm

Things To Do In Mastic Beach

While in Mastic Beach, you can visit the Smith Point Park Beach, Fire Island National Seashore, Southhaven County Park, William Floyd Estate and Wildwood State Park. The BNL Science Museum, Long Island Museum, Bellport- Brookhaven Historical Society Museum and the Long Island Maritime Museum are all also popular tourist spots in the Mastic Beach area. The Country Fair Entertainment Park is also close to the hamlet.

Mastic Beach Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is the nearest airport.

Mastic Beach Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are offered by Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus, SUNY at Stony Brook and the University of New Haven.

People

Total Population 14,883
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,580
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 43.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.9%
Median Earnings25+ $42,092
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,234

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,796
% Above Poverty Level 85.4%
% Below Poverty Level 14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,622
Median House Value $188,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.4%
US/American 0.3%
English 3%
Irish 23.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mastic Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 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 11951
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.766
Longitude -72.852

Mastic Beach 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 8.1 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 RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 31.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Old Mastic (11951)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellport 2,059 $101,667
Brookhaven 488,930 $100,735
Center Moriches 8,418 $100,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Mastic Beach High Schools

WILLIAM FLOYD HS
240 MASTIC BEACH RD
631-874-1120
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 3,191 students.

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