Mastic Beach is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 14,841 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mastic Beach is the 150th largest community in New York.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mastic Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mastic Beach is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Mastic Beach who work in office and administrative support (18.04%), sales jobs (10.28%), and management occupations (8.50%).
Mastic Beach 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.
In Mastic Beach, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.37 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Mastic Beach with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.08% of adults in Mastic Beach have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mastic Beach in 2010 was $24,113, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,452 for a family of four. However, Mastic Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mastic Beach is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mastic Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mastic Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Mastic Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.40% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mastic Beach include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Mastic Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.