East Massapequa, New York

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
East Massapequa, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
Nickname(s): Peakside; West Amityville
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
East Massapequa, New York is located in New York
East Massapequa, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°40′26″N 73°26′9″W / 40.67389°N 73.43583°W / 40.67389; -73.43583Coordinates: 40°40′26″N 73°26′9″W / 40.67389°N 73.43583°W / 40.67389; -73.43583
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau
Area
 • Total 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 • Land 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19,069
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11758
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-22480
GNIS feature ID 1867402

East Massapequa is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 19,069 at the 2010 census.

The hamlet lies in New York's 3rd congressional district. The most eastern third portion of East Massapequa (within the Amityville School District) was previously the hamlet of West Amityville and started utilizing a Massapequa mailing address in 1975.

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard A. J. Price grew up in East Massapequa, as did rapper Posdnuos from the hip hop group De La Soul.

Geography[edit]

East Massapequa is located at 40°40′26″N 73°26′9″W / 40.67389°N 73.43583°W / 40.67389; -73.43583 (40.674006, -73.435963).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.51%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 19,565 people, 6,432 households, and 5,107 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,592.8 per square mile (2,158.3/km²). There were 6,535 housing units at an average density of 1,868.1/sq mi (720.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.82% White, 12.34% African American, 0.20% Native American, 2.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.47% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.49% of the population.

There were 6,432 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $75,565, and the median income for a family was $83,373. Males had a median income of $56,032 versus $37,885 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $28,585. About 2.4% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Schools and other local districts[edit]

Students in East Massapequa attend schools in three districts. Students west of Carmans Road attend Massapequa Public schools. This area is generally thought of Massapequa Park as it has the Massapequa Park mailing address and zipcode. East of Carmans Road, students attend Amityville district schools. While the CDP is fairly racially diverse, the two school districts serve as a split. The portions of the CDP within the Massapequa school district is about 95% white, however the portion of the CDP within the Amityville school district is much more diverse as it is an overall majority-minority community with almost as many African Americans as there are whites. Also, a small portion of the CDP (on both sides of Carmans Road, just south of the Southern State Parkway) attend Farmingdale School District.

This area does not share its name with any local school district, nor any fire, water, library, or postal district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.