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Overview

Introduction to Massapequa Park, New York

Massapequa Park, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles SE of Levittown, New York and 27 miles E of New York, New York. The village is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Massapequa Park has a population of 17,499.

Massapequa Park History

The village of Massapequa Park was initially inhabited by Massapequa Indians. The village was first settled in by Europeans in the 19th Century. At that time, it was known as Wurtenberg or Stadtwurtemburg. It was incorporated as a village in 1931.

Massapequa Park and nearby Attractions

  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • American Airpower Museum
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Massapequa Park

There are a number of parks and playgrounds in the village of Massapequa Park, including the Massapequa State Park, John J Burns Park, Brady Park and Marjorie R. Post Community Park. The Amityville Historical Society- Lauder Museum, the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve and the Old Bethpage Village Restoration are also worth visiting. Leisure hours can be spent at the Jones Beach State Park or the Adventureland Amusement Park.

Massapequa Park Transportation

JFK International is the nearest major airport.

Massapequa Park Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury and Hofstra University are near the village.

People

Total Population 17,175
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,105
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 58%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39%
Median Earnings25+ $53,008
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,962
Median Earnings With High School Degree $48,032

Wealth

Median Family Income $123,261
% Above Poverty Level 97.6%
% Below Poverty Level 2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 12.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.7%
Median Gross Rent $2,136
Median House Value $444,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.1%
Irish 32.3%

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

Massapequa Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 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 11762
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.68
Longitude -73.455

Massapequa Park 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 3.1 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 23.5 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Massapequa Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bar Harbor (11762)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amityville 9,515 $107,067
East Farmingdale 6,414 $94,297
East Massapequa 19,843 $105,949

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

Massapequa Park Public Libraries

Library
Massapequa Public Library
40 HARBOR LANE
Massapequa Park, New York
(516) 799-0770

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