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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.

People

Total Population 11,713
Male Share of the Population 45.4%
Female Share of the Population 54.6%
Senior Citizens 20.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,850
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 55.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.5%
Median Earnings25+ $51,401
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $39,141
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,317

Wealth

Median Family Income $114,190
% Above Poverty Level 97.6%
% Below Poverty Level 2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 10.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.4%
Median Gross Rent $640
Median House Value $390,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.8%
Irish 26.2%

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

North Wantagh Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11793
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.693
Longitude -73.508

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)

Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 3 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 14.2 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 CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Briar Park (11793)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellmore 15,871 $132,000

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

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