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Wantagh is in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after Montauk chief

The latitude of Wantagh is 40.683N. The longitude is -73.51W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,971.


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Median household income
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$83,916
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wantagh demographic reports
Wantagh is on the south shore
Former and merged names include:
· Ridgewood
· Jerusalem South
President Nixon's dog Checkers is buried here
Nearby parks & recreation: Jones Beach State Park, Captree State Park
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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17% of Wantagh residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wantagh ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wantagh was $31,817, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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38% of Wantagh residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wantagh, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $890.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,861.


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Libraries in Wantagh include Wantagh Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Wantagh workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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