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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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.

One of the nice things about Massapequa is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Massapequa is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Massapequa, the average commute to work is 34.23 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Massapequa is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Massapequa area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Massapequa is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.53% of adults in Massapequa have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

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.