Massapequa, New York

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Massapequa is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) located in Nassau County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 22,652.

Massapequa is a suburb on the South Shore of Long Island in the Town of Oyster Bay.



For many years it was reported that Massapequa was one of the 13 tribes of Long Island. Later research says that it was the Native American name for the location.[citation needed]


Massapequa, on southern Long Island, is located at 40°40'13" North, 73°28'16" West (40.670403, -73.471150).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it is water. The total area is 9.20% water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 22,652 people, 7,417 households, and 6,297 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,207.5 per square mile (2,396.2/km²). There were 7,514 housing units at an average density of 2,059.1/sq mi (794.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.42% White, 0.17% African American, 0.02% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 2.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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