North Wantagh, New York

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North Wantagh, New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
North Wantagh, New York is located in New York
North Wantagh, New York
North Wantagh, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°41′52″N 73°30′21″W / 40.69778°N 73.50583°W / 40.69778; -73.50583Coordinates: 40°41′52″N 73°30′21″W / 40.69778°N 73.50583°W / 40.69778; -73.50583
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
 • Total1.91 sq mi (4.95 km2)
 • Land1.90 sq mi (4.93 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
33 ft (10 m)
 • Total11,931
 • Density6,269.57/sq mi (2,420.31/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11783, 11793
Area code516
FIPS code36-53792
GNIS feature ID0958941

North Wantagh is a hamlet and census-designated place in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 11,960 at the 2010 census.


U.S. Census map of North Wantagh

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) is land and 0.54% is water.[2]

Since North Wantagh does not have a post office of its own, all places in the hamlet have either a "Wantagh, NY 11793" or "Seaford, NY 11783" mailing address. Non-conforming postal codes lead to a general misconception of the actual boundaries of this, and surrounding, areas. Parts of North Wantagh are more commonly referred to as simply "Wantagh" or "Seaford," while school service is provided by Levittown.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 12,156 people, 4,332 households, and 3,404 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,592.0 per square mile (2,550.8/km2). There were 4,374 housing units at an average density of 2,371.9/sq mi (917.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.00% White, 0.45% African American, 0.01% Native American, 1.82% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.57% of the population.

There were 4,332 households, out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $70,252, and the median income for a family was $76,345. Males had a median income of $53,295 versus $37,005 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $30,214. About 1.4% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.


North Wantagh is served entirely by the following schools in the Levittown Union Free School District.[5]

Elementary schools (K-5)[edit]

Middle schools (6-8)[edit]

High school (9-12)[edit]


Public transportation in North Wantagh is provided by the n54/n55 lines of the Nassau Inter-County Express. The closest rail service is provided by the Wantagh station on the Long Island Rail Road's Babylon Branch.[5]

The Southern State Parkway, Wantagh Parkway and Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway all traverse and have exits/entrances within North Wantagh.[5] The main commercial thoroughfare is Wantagh Avenue.[5]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b c d "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Retrieved 2021-11-10.

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