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Wantagh is in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after Montauk chief
The latitude of Wantagh is 40.683N. The longitude is -73.51W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,971.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wantagh demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau 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 11710 ZIP code.
17% of Wantagh residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wantagh ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wantagh was $31,817, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of Wantagh residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wantagh, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $890. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,861.
Libraries in Wantagh include Wantagh Public Library ... View libraries
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wantagh political report.
The average commute time for Wantagh workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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