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Massapequa, New York
Massapequa is a community in the Town of Oyster Bay. Ron Kovic, the Baldwin Brothers, Bobby Slayton , and Jerry Seinfeld all grew up in Massapequa. It is sometimes jokingly nicknamed "Matzoh-Pizza" because of the area's heavy concentration of both Italian-Americans and Jewish-Americans.
Massapequa is on the southern part of Long Island.
Massapequa is located at 40°40'13" North, 73°28'16" West (40.670403, -73.471150).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 22,652 people, 7,417 households, and 6,297 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 2,396.2/km² (6,207.5/mi²). There are 7,514 housing units at an average density of 794.8/km² (2,059.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 7,417 households out of which 38.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.4% are married couples living together, 8.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 15.1% are non-families. 12.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.05 and the average family size is 3.33.
In the CDP the population is spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $83,806, and the median income for a family is $88,571. Males have a median income of $62,231 versus $40,920 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $32,532. 2.3% of the population and 1.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.0% of those under the age of 18 and 2.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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