North Massapequa, New York

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North Massapequa, New York

Introduction to North Massapequa, New York

North Massapequa, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles SE of Levittown, New York and 27 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. North Massapequa has a population of 19,152.

North Massapequa History

North Massapequa is a census designated hamlet located in the Town of Oyster Bay, which was originally a part of the colony of New Amsterdam. Oyster Bay became a town around 1667 and then a part of New York City in 1898. The town includes around 18 incorporated villages and more than 16 unincorporated hamlets. Some of the notable residents of North Massapequa are Steve Guttenberg, the American actor and comedian; and Marilyn Singer, the award winning children's author.

North Massapequa and nearby Attractions

  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In North Massapequa

In North Massapequa, you can visit the Massapequa Preserve. The Adventureland Amusement Park is very close to the hamlet as well. You can also visit the Belmont Lake State Park, Eisenhower Park and Bethpage State Park. The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Amityville Historical Society- Lauder Museum, Hicksville Gregory Museum and the American Airpower Museum are also nearby tourist attractions.

North Massapequa Transportation

Republic Airport is nearby.

North Massapequa Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are provided by Hofstra University, Nassau Community College, Long Island University- C. W. Post Campus and the SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy North Massapequa Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% North Massapequa Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% North Massapequa People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% North Massapequa Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of North Massapequa, New York

Comparing North Massapequa 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 7 6
Senior Citizens 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 5


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 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 4
Short Commute Times 1 3


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

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North Massapequa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 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 11758
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.7
Longitude -73.462

North Massapequa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4 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 22.8 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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North Massapequa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 19,152 100%
Male 9,236 48.2%
Female 9,916 51.8%
Under 18 4,674 24.4%
18+ 14,478 75.6%
65+ 3,143 16.4%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 3.33
White 18,639 97.3%
African-American 42 0.2%
Asian 221 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0%
Other 105 0.5%
Mixed Race 142 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 619 3.2%

North Massapequa 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 46.9%
Irish 17%
German 8.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
Polish 3.5%
US/American 3.3%
Russian 2.6%
English 1.6%
Greek 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
European 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
British 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Egyptian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
North Massapequa 19,152 $76,958
East Farmingdale 5,400 $71,726
Massapequa 22,652 $88,571
Massapequa Park 17,499 $86,177
North Amityville 16,572 $49,901
Plainedge 9,195 $75,588
South Farmingdale 15,061 $76,049

North Massapequa Public Libraries

Plainedge Public Library
North Massapequa, New York
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