East Massapequa, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Massapequa, New York - Basic Facts

The East Massapequa Census Designated Place had a population of 19,518 as of July 1, 2017. East Massapequa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Massapequa is located at latitude 40.6765 and longitude -73.4359 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the East Massapequa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The East Massapequa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389440) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The East Massapequa Census Designated Place is located within Town of Oyster Bay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Massapequa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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East Massapequa, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,518
Daytime Population: Workers 5,553
Daytime Population: Residents 9,509
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,062
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 19,334
Population in Familes 16,884
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density2 5,674
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $108,496
Average Household Income $137,255
Per Capita Income $47,464


Total Housing Units 6,954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,669 (81.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,038 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $444,757
Average Home Value $507,470


Total Households 6,707
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 5,040
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.35%
Households 0.22% 0.27%
Families 0.07% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

East Massapequa, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Massapequa to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 88 93rd
Population Density # 115 90th
Diversity Index # 204 83rd
Median Household Income # 174 86th
Per Capita Income # 228 81st

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