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Mastic Beach is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "big stream"
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 population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,543.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mastic Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Suffolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11951 ZIP code.
17% of Mastic Beach residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mastic Beach ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mastic Beach was $17,046, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Mastic Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mastic Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $811. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,182.
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mastic Beach political report.
The average commute time for Mastic Beach workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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