North Wantagh, New York

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North Wantagh is a census-designated place and an unincorporated section of the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, United States. Located within the hamlet of Wantagh, New York, the population was 12,156 at the 2000 census.



North Wantagh is located at 40°41′52″N 73°30′21″W / 40.69778°N 73.50583°W / 40.69778; -73.50583 (40.697912, -73.505748)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.8 km²) of it is land and 0.54% is water.

Since North Wantagh does not have a post office of its own, all places in the hamlet have either a "Wantagh, NY 11793" or "Seaford, NY 11783" mailing address. Non-conforming postal codes lead to a general misconception of the actual boundaries of this, and surrounding, areas. Parts of North Wantagh are more commonly referred to as simply "Wantagh" or "Seaford," while school service is provided by Levittown.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,156 people, 4,332 households, and 3,404 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,592.0 per square mile (2,550.8/km²). There were 4,374 housing units at an average density of 2,371.9/sq mi (917.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.00% White, 0.45% African American, 0.01% Native American, 1.82% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.57% of the population.

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