Mastic Beach, Long Island
Mastic Beach is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is in the southeast part of the Town of Brookhaven. As of the 2000 census, there were 11,543 people, 3,755 households, and 2,793 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $44,937, and the median income for a family was $49,219. Males had a median income of $37,871 and only $27,853 for females. Mastic Beach ZIP Code is 11951. Area Code is 631. The latitude of Mastic Beach is 40.766N. The longitude is -72.852W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The neighborhood name derives from Algonquian for “big stream”. They roamed its shores for thousands of years in farming, fishing, and hunting. According to the famous researchers in New York, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Mastic Beach in early 2007. The ratio of number of residents in Mastic Beach to the number of sex offenders is 1283 to 1. About 73% of housing units in the area are occupied by their owners. Renters make up of only 23.67% in Mastic Beach total population. The unemployment rate in Mastic Beach is 3.50 percent lesser than the United States average. There public schools spend a total $9,513 per student. The average school expenditure in the United States is $6,058. There are about 17 students per teacher in Mastic Beach.
The racial-makeup of Mastic Beach comprises of 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. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Italian, Irish, German, Puerto Rican, English, Polish, French, Dutch, and Norwegian. Mastic Beach is mainly served by the William Floyd School District which has a total of five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The district has a student of approximately 11,000, and continually improving the quality of life for all residents in the neighborhood. It also encourage students to fulfill their intellectual, emotional, aesthetic and physical potential, applying their knowledge and skills to become contributing, responsible citizens of a rapidly changing and diverse global society. The local library is one of the neighborhood’s greatest assets. The Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Library Board of Trustees worked hard to reduce proposed spending, which will lower the tax increase associated with the library’s operation for the year 2008-2009. The William Floyd Estate is a famous attraction in town. There are plenty of exhibits are available throughout the house which include historical photographs of the William Floyd Estate and the Floyd family.