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 87.64% 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 (18.75%), teaching (11.14%), and management occupations (10.02%).
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.
Because of many things, Massapequa Park 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 Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Massapequa Park 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 Park 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 Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.73 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.
Despite being a small village, Massapequa Park has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Massapequa Park citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.99% of adults in Massapequa Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Massapequa Park in 2010 was $40,530, 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 $162,120 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.