Massapequa Park is a medium-sized coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 17,232 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Massapequa Park is the 111th largest community in New York.
Massapequa Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Massapequa Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Massapequa Park is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Massapequa Park is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Massapequa Park who work in office and administrative support (17.77%), management occupations (10.59%), and teaching (10.29%).
Also of interest is that Massapequa Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Massapequa Park is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Massapequa Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Massapequa Park 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Massapequa Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Massapequa Park, the average commute to work is 33.83 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Massapequa Park is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Massapequa Park are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.18% of adults in Massapequa Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Massapequa Park in 2010 was $41,088, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,352 for a family of four.
The people who call Massapequa Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Massapequa Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Massapequa Park include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Massapequa Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.