Mastic, New York

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Mastic is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 15,436 at the 2000 census. Mastic is a community located in the southeast part of the Town of Brookhaven.

The hamlet was originally called Forge. The Long Island Rail Road built a station in 1882. In 1893, the name of the town was changed to Mastic. On July 15, 1960, the stop was moved 7010 feet west and renamed Mastic–Shirley.

Mastic is served by the William Floyd School District and the Eastport-South Manor Central School District.

The Poospatuck Indian Reservation lies entirely within the community, near its southern end.



Mastic is located at 40°48′8″N 72°50′38″W / 40.80222°N 72.84389°W / 40.80222; -72.84389 (40.802090, -72.843953)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.6 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (7.05%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,136 people, 4,451 households, and 3,761 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,445.1 per square mile (1,330.3/km²). There were 4,732 housing units at an average density of 1,056.1/sq mi (407.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.26% White, 10.05% African American, 1.72% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.59% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.15% of the population.

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