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Overview

Introduction to North Wantagh, New York

North Wantagh, New York, in Nassau county, is 2 miles S of Levittown, New York and 25 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

North Wantagh History

North Wantagh is a census - designated hamlet in Nassau County, which was founded in 1899. The area was originally inhabited by the Algonquin speaking Merikoke Indians. It was first settled in by Europeans in the mid-1600s. The Long Island Railroad began serving the area in 1885. Until the early 20th Century, North Wantagh was basically a farming region. Tourism developed with the construction of the Sunrise Highway and Jones Beach.

North Wantagh and nearby Attractions

  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Hicksville Gregory Museum
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • Bethpage State Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary

Things To Do In North Wantagh

During your stay in North Wantagh, you can visit the Forest City Park, Hempstead Lake State Park, Valley Stream State Park, and Jones Beach State Park. You can also take a look around the Wantagh Park, Wantagh Public Library, Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, and the Wantagh Museum of the Wantagh Preservation Society. The Mill Pond Park and the Twin Lakes Preserve offer facilities for fishing. Golf lovers can enjoy the facilities offered by the Cantiague Park Golf Course.

North Wantagh Transportation

Republic Airport is nearby.

North Wantagh Higher Education

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

Demographics

People

Total Population12,019
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens20.1%
Employed Population 16+5,996
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married58.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.5%
Median Earnings25+$62,633
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,049
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,868

Wealth

Median Family Income$136,453
% Above Poverty Level97.8%
% Below Poverty Level2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation11.9%

Housing

People Living Alone17.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,109
Median House Value$413,900

Ancestry

Italian33.1%
Irish20.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.4%
German12.3%
Polish4.3%
Russian3.7%
English3.7%
Greek2.5%
Austrian1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Dutch0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Portuguese0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Czech0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
British0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
African0.1%
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North Wantagh Almanac

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North Wantagh 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 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
Distance14.2 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 CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance24.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellmore15,767$134,658
Massapequa22,102$132,292
North Bellmore19,994$142,674
Plainedge9,227$132,074
Seaford15,405$140,095
Wantagh18,525$151,250
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