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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,102
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+11,231
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married56.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.7%
Median Earnings25+$61,021
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$62,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,298

Wealth

Median Family Income$132,292
% Above Poverty Level97.6%
% Below Poverty Level2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation15.2%

Housing

People Living Alone15.2%
Median Gross Rent$2,065
Median House Value$497,300

Ancestry

Italian40.6%
Irish27.8%
German17.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.5%
Polish5.1%
English4.5%
Greek2.3%
Russian2.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Croatian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Czech0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.2%
US/American0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
African0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Maltese0.1%
South African0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Massapequa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11758
Phone Area Codes631,516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.66
Approximate Longitude-73.47

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 Massapequa18,689$122,981
Massapequa Park17,223$135,575
North Massapequa18,591$128,077
North Wantagh12,019$136,453
Seaford15,405$140,095
Wantagh18,525$151,250

Massapequa Public Libraries

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

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Massapequa Public Schools

Berner Middle School
50 Carman Mill Rd
ZIP: 11758
(516) 308-5701
Middle
Total Enrollment 1193
Charles E Schwarting School
Flower Rd & Jerusalem Ave
ZIP: 11758
(516) 992-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Fairfield Elementary School
330 Massapequa Ave
ZIP: 11758
(516) 308-5301
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Lockhart Elementary School
199 Pittsburg Ave
ZIP: 11758
(516) 308-5401
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
Massapequa High School
4925 Merrick Rd
ZIP: 11758
(516) 308-5901
High
Total Enrollment 1825
Mhs Ames Campus
198 Baltimore Ave
ZIP: 11758
(516) 308-5801
Other
Total Enrollment 572
Plainedge Senior High School
241 Wyngate Dr
ZIP: 11758
(516) 992-7565
High
Total Enrollment 1045
Unqua Elementary School
350 Unqua Rd
ZIP: 11758
(516) 308-5601
Primary
Total Enrollment 666

Massapequa Private Schools

Grace Day School
23 Cedar Shore Dr
ZIP: 11758
Elementary
Total Enrollment 128
St Rose Of Lima Elementary School
4704 Merrick Rd
ZIP: 11758
Elementary
Total Enrollment 418
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