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East Massapequa, New York

West Amityville
Nickname(s): 
East Mass
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
East Massapequa, New York is located in New York
East Massapequa, New York
East Massapequa, New York
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town Oyster Bay
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 UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11758
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-22480
GNIS feature ID 1867402

East Massapequa (formerly known as West Amityville) is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 19,069 at the 2010 census.

The hamlet lies in New York's 2nd 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. Former NBA point guard A.J. Price grew up in East Massapequa and attended Amityville Memorial High School, as did rapper Posdnous from the legendary hip hop group De La Soul.

The name "East Massapequa" is primarily used to describe the eastern third section of the hamlet that lies within the Amityville School District. The larger western portion of the hamlet is typically identified as Massapequa Park, and borders and uses the same zip code as the village of Massapequa Park, and is served by both the Massapequa and (to a lesser extent) Farmingdale School Districts.


Geography

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U.S. Census Map

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).

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

As of the census 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 74.91% 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. Most of East Massapequa’s African American and Hispanic populations live east of Carman Creek in the section served by Amityville school district and formerly known as "West Amityville.”

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.

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