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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 18,749
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,391
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 58.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33%
Median Earnings25+ $55,361
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,102
Median Earnings With High School Degree $46,192

Wealth

Median Family Income $114,730
% Above Poverty Level 95.1%
% Below Poverty Level 4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 12%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,688
Median House Value $417,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
US/American 0%
English 2.6%
Irish 23.9%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
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
Station NEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Farmingdale 6,414 $94,297

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

North Massapequa Public Libraries

Library
Plainedge Public Library
1060 HICKSVILLE ROAD
North Massapequa, New York
(516) 735-4133

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