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Overview

Introduction to Mastic, New York

Mastic, New York, in Suffolk county, is 21 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 59 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Mastic History

Mastic was originally known as Forge and was occupied by the Algonquian-speaking Native Americans. It derived its name from an Algonquian term meaning "big stream." It is a designated hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven.

Mastic and nearby Attractions

  • Animal Farm Petting Zoo
  • Smith Point Park Beach
  • BNL Science Museum
  • Bellport - Brookhaven Historical Society Museum
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Fire Island National Seashore

Things To Do In Mastic

In Mastic, you can enjoy several recreational facilities. You can visit the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, Long Island Maritime Museum, Hallockville Museum Farm, Long Island Museum or the Hillwood Art Museum. Wildwood State Park, Heckscher State Park, Smith Point Park Beach and Fire Island National Seashore are all within easy access of the town. The Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville and the Splish Splash Waterpark are ideal destinations for a day trip with family and friends.

Mastic Transportation

The Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.

Mastic Higher Education

Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus, SUNY at Stony Brook and Suffolk County Community College- Western Campus offer facilities in higher education.

People

Total Population 16,084
Male Share of the Population 52.3%
Female Share of the Population 47.7%
Senior Citizens 7.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,507
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 53.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,731
% Above Poverty Level 87.1%
% Below Poverty Level 12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,617
Median House Value $235,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 23%

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

Mastic Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11950
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.801
Longitude -72.841

Mastic 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 PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 8.3 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
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Station GREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Manor Park (11950)

Rivers Edge (11950)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookhaven 488,930 $100,735
Center Moriches 8,418 $100,625
East Moriches 5,428 $102,443

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

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