Massapequa, NY
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Massapequa is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 22,013 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Massapequa is the 76th largest community in New York.

Massapequa home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Massapequa real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Massapequa is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Massapequa is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Massapequa who work in sales jobs (14.24%), office and administrative support (14.05%), and management occupations (11.43%).

In addition, Massapequa is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Massapequa is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Massapequa really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Massapequa perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Massapequa is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Massapequa, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.23 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Massapequa is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Massapequa, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Massapequa ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Massapequa, 41.53% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Massapequa in 2010 was $46,767, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,068 for a family of four.

The people who call Massapequa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Massapequa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Massapequa include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Massapequa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.