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Massapequa, New York - Basic Facts

The Massapequa Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Nassau County at latitude 40.6683 and longitude -73.4715. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The formal official name is the Massapequa Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Massapequa, New York.

The U5 Census Class Code for Massapequa indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Massapequa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.43 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Massapequa: Oysterbay South, South Oyster Bay.

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Massapequa, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 21,568
Population in Households 21,533
Population in Familes 19,728
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 6,062
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 7,201
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 5,940
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,698 (89.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 503 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $433,603
Average Home Value $466,684


Median Household Income $115,744
Average Household Income $146,892
Per Capita Income $49,063
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.13% 0.08%
Households -0.08% 0.09%
Families -0.19% 0.02%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Massapequa, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Massapequa to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 74 94th
Population Density1 # 99 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 683 43rd
Median Household Income # 131 89th
Per Capita Income # 184 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.