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Massapequa is in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for an Indian tribe.
The latitude of Massapequa is 40.680N. The longitude is -73.474W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 22,652.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Massapequa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11762 ZIP code.
16% of Massapequa residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Massapequa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Massapequa was $32,532, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% of Massapequa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Massapequa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $983. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,852.
Libraries in Massapequa include Central Avenue Branch, Plainedge Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Massapequa include Massapequan Observer
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Massapequa political report.
The average commute time for Massapequa workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Massapequa between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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