Mastic, New York

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Mastic, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
Mastic-village-map.gif
Mastic, New York is located in New York
Mastic, New York
Mastic, New York
Coordinates: 40°48′8″N 72°50′38″W / 40.80222°N 72.84389°W / 40.80222; -72.84389Coordinates: 40°48′8″N 72°50′38″W / 40.80222°N 72.84389°W / 40.80222; -72.84389
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Area
 • Total 4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)
 • Land 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,481
 • Density 3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11950
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-46074
GNIS feature ID 0970339

Mastic is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 15,481 at the 2010 census.[1] Mastic is in the southeastern part of the town of Brookhaven.

The hamlet was originally called Forge. The Long Island Rail Road built a station in 1882. In 1893, the name of the hamlet was changed to Mastic. On July 15, 1960, the stop was moved 7,010 feet (2,140 m) west and renamed Mastic–Shirley.

Mastic is served by the William Floyd School District and the Eastport-South Manor Central School District.

The Poospatuck Indian Reservation lies entirely within the community, near its southern end.

Manor Park is a section of Mastic from the Long Island Expressway to Sunrise Highway immediately east of Brookhaven Airport.[2]

Geography[edit]

Mastic Post Office sign.JPG
Street clock at Mastic Post Office.JPG

Mastic is located at 40°48′8″N 72°50′38″W / 40.80222°N 72.84389°W / 40.80222; -72.84389 (40.802090, -72.843953).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km2), of which 3.9 square miles (10.1 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), or 2.13%, is water.[1]

Demographics of the CDP[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 15,481 people, 4,526 households, and 3,743 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,969.5 per square mile (1,532.8/km²). There were 4,847 housing units at an average density of 1,242.8/sq mi (479.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 46.1% White, 22.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.2% some other race, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.8% of the population.[5]

There were 4,526 households, out of which 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were headed by married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.41, and the average family size was 3.63.[5]

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.1 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.[5]

For the period 2007-2011, the median annual income for a household in the CDP was $70,979, and the median income for a family was $79,839. Males had a median income of $51,315 versus $40,581 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,176. About 18% of families and 22% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.[6]

Forge River looking toward the Montauk Branch of the LIRR
Forge River along Montauk Highway

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