Mastic Beach, New York

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Mastic Beach, New York

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. About 11,543 people live in Mastic Beach.

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.

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
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Top 11% Mastic Beach Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Mastic Beach, New York

Comparing Mastic Beach 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Age of the Population 2 1
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 5 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 7
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 3 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
People Living Alone 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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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

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

Category Count Percent
Total Population 11,543 100%
Male 5,765 49.9%
Female 5,778 50.1%
Under 18 3,670 31.8%
18+ 7,873 68.2%
65+ 870 7.5%
Median Age 32.1
Average Family Size 3.49
White 10,176 88.2%
African-American 580 5%
Asian 105 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 56 0.5%
Other 305 2.6%
Mixed Race 320 2.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,222 10.6%

Mastic Beach 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 30.4%
Irish 18.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
German 15%
English 4.3%
US/American 3.6%
Polish 2.8%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Norwegian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Maltese 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
West Indian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mastic Beach 11,543 $49,219
Bellport 2,363 $80,850
Brookhaven 3,570 $80,863
Center Moriches 6,655 $63,986
Mastic 15,436 $54,047
Moriches 2,319 $74,659
Shirley 25,395 $58,146
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