Mastic Beach, New York

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Mastic Beach is a village in the southeast part of the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 11,543 at the 2000 census.[1] The CDP is located in the general vicinity of the hamlet of Mastic Beach.

Mastic Beach is located on the South Shore of Long Island 70 miles (110 km) from New York City, and accessible via the Long Island Rail Road. Nearby are Smith Point County Park and the Fire Island National Seashore.

Mastic Beach is on a peninsula extending into Moriches Bay. Created in 1928, there are marinas, private docks, and several historic sites. There is sailing, swimming, fishing, birding, hiking, camping and shopping.

Mastic Beach is served by the William Floyd School District.

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History

Mastic Beach became an incorporated village after a vote on Aug 31, 2010 where incorporation was approved by an almost 3 to 1 margin. The proposed incorporation needed to be passed by 51% in order for the hamlet to become a village. As of November 22nd, the Village is served by it's first elected Trustees and Mayor Paul Breschard.

The Village of Mastic Beach village boundaries differ from those of the CDP. The village does not include the William Floyd House grounds as well as a few blocks in the extreme southwest of the CDP, but it adds several blocks west of Mastic Road and Commack Road.[2]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²), of which, 4.2 square miles (11.0 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it (20.34%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,543 people, 3,755 households, and 2,793 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,727.9 per square mile (1,053.6/km²). There were 4,375 housing units at an average density of 1,033.9/sq mi (399.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.16% White, 5.02% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.64% from other races, and 2.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.59% of the population.

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