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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.


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Median household income
Local
$83,806
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Massapequa demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· South Oyster Bay
19th-century resort
Massapequa received national attention for the 1992 shooting of Mary Jo Buttafuoco, and the subsequent prosecution of Amy Fisher, who was having an affair with Joey Buttafuoco.
Well-known residents have included:
· Baldwin brothers -- Alec, Daniel, Stephen and William, actors
· Will Rogers, humorist
· Jerry Seinfeld, comedian
· Dee Snider, musician
Local bands (past and present) have included Stray Cats
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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34% of Massapequa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Massapequa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $983.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,852.


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Libraries in Massapequa include Central Avenue Branch, Plainedge Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Massapequa include Massapequan Observer

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Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Massapequa political report.

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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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