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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,176
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+8,105
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married58.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40%
Median Earnings25+$58,817
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,107
Median Earnings With High School Degree$47,383

Wealth

Median Family Income$130,030
% Above Poverty Level98.1%
% Below Poverty Level1.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation12.9%

Housing

People Living Alone14.6%
Median Gross Rent$2,253
Median House Value$444,400

Ancestry

Italian44.8%
Irish32.2%
German17.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.2%
Polish5.4%
English4.5%
Greek1.9%
Russian1.6%
Austrian1.3%
French Except Basque1%
Hungarian1%
Norwegian0.8%
Czech0.6%
Arab0.6%
Lebanese0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
African0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Maltese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Massapequa Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11762
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.68
Approximate Longitude-73.45

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)

StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance3.1 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
Distance16.6 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
Distance23.5 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
Amityville9,484$105,625
East Farmingdale6,108$105,134
East Massapequa19,827$115,955
Massapequa21,820$133,060
North Amityville20,150$86,933
North Massapequa18,493$119,432

Massapequa Park Public Libraries

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

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Massapequa Park Public Schools

Birch Lane Elementary School
41 Birch Ln
ZIP: 11762
(516) 308-5101
Primary
Total Enrollment 785
East Lake Elementary School
154 E Lake Ave
ZIP: 11762
(516) 308-5201
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Mckenna Elementary School
210 Spruce St
ZIP: 11762
(516) 308-5501
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
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