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Overview

Introduction to East Massapequa, New York

East Massapequa, New York, in Nassau county, is 5 miles SE of Levittown, New York and 28 miles E of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

East Massapequa History

East Massapequa is a part of the Town of Oyster Bay, which originally belonged to the New Amsterdam colony. It was officially declared a town by the English after they captured the area from the Dutch. Oyster Bay continued to be a part of Queens County until 1898, when its western portion was merged with New York City.

East Massapequa and nearby Attractions

  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Bethpage State Park Golf Course
  • American Airpower Museum
  • Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum
  • Peninsula Golf Club
  • Tackapausha Museum and Preserve

Things To Do In East Massapequa

The waterfront is the most popular area in Eaast Massapequa and has provisions for a wide range of water and beach activities. The hamlet also has several parks and a few golf courses.

East Massapequa Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest major airport.

East Massapequa Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be found at SUNY College of Technology, Hofstra University and the New York Institute of Technology.

People

Total Population 19,843
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,900
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $105,949
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 10.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,228
Median House Value $414,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.8%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 20.6%

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

East Massapequa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 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 40.673
Longitude -73.436

East 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 3.7 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 17.5 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 PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 24.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amityville 9,515 $107,067
Copiague 22,772 $73,757
East Farmingdale 6,414 $94,297

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

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