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Overview

Introduction to Massapequa, New York

Massapequa, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles SE of Levittown, New York and 26 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Massapequa History

Massapequa was originally inhabited by Native Americans. It derived its name from the Massapequa Indians. It is a censu’sdesignated hamlet in Nassau County and a part of the Town of Oyster Bay. The hamlet is the hometown of Ron Kovic, the renowned anti-war activist and Vietnam War veteran.

Massapequa and nearby Attractions

  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
  • Bethpage State Park
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

Things To Do In Massapequa

While staying in Massapequa, you can visit the Adventureland Amusement Park and Jones Beach State Park. The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Caumsett State Historic Park, Old Westbury Gardens, Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park and Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site are some of the historic sites located close to Massapequa. You can also visit the Hofstra Museum, American Airpower Museum, Hicksville Gregory Museum and the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve.

Massapequa Transportation

JKF International is the closest major airport.

Massapequa Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury, Nassau Community College, Hofstra University, Long Island University- C W Post Campus, Adelphi University and SUNY College at Old Westbury.

People

Total Population22,128
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+11,018
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married57.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.5%
Median Earnings25+$60,416
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,981

Wealth

Median Family Income$130,145
% Above Poverty Level98.5%
% Below Poverty Level1.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation14.7%

Housing

People Living Alone16.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,733
Median House Value$485,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.6%
US/American0.1%
English5.2%
Irish28.7%

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

Massapequa Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City26 miles E of New York, New York
CountyNassau
Standard Zip Codes11758
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude40.68
Longitude-73.474

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)

StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationNEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Massapequa19,843$105,949

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

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Massapequa High Schools

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MASSAPEQUA HS
4925 MERRICK RD
516-797-6110
Serves 1,706 students.

PLAINEDGE SHS
241 WYNGATE DR
516-992-7550
Serves 1,050 students.

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