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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,641
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens8.1%
Employed Population 16+7,056
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married52.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.6%
Median Earnings25+$40,550
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,955
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,407

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,763
% Above Poverty Level86.3%
% Below Poverty Level13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone13.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,566
Median House Value$236,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.5%
Italian25.9%
German19.9%
Irish19.4%
English3.6%
Polish3.6%
West Indian3.1%
Russian2.6%
Haitian2.5%
Portuguese1.2%
African1.2%
Ukrainian1.2%
French Except Basque1.2%
Greek1.1%
Swedish1%
Brazilian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Serbian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Mastic Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11950
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.8
Approximate Longitude-72.84

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)

StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationGREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance32.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp66 to 80 F
Oct Temp48 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookhaven488,123$102,516
Center Moriches8,485$101,623
East Moriches5,272$101,902
Mastic Beach14,867$67,760
Moriches2,790$73,657
Shirley25,432$86,569
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