Wantagh, NY Overview

Located in the town of Hempstead, the communities of Wantagh and Seaford share a homeowner's association and outstanding recreational amenities.  Wantagh bills itself as the gateway to Jones Beach, providing a wealth of suburban amenities and superb recreational areas in less than four square miles.  Picturesque scenery, wonderful dining experiences, beaches and nature parks, and a quaint museum are among the highlights.  Jones Beach, with its landmark tower and six miles of white-sand Atlantic beachfront and a shorter stretch along Zach's bay, has been a popular destination since the 1920s.  Boardwalk attractions, fine food, and water-sport activities continue to make this one of Long Island's best beaches.


Population Growth (since 2000)-1%
Population Density (ppl / mile)3,408.00
Household Size (ppl)2.987
Households w/ Children35%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover3%
5+ Years in Residency66%
Median Year in Residency8.72

Housing Inventory

Wantagh, NY Housing Inventory 2068449,9699,9692068449,969

Market Overview

64 listings with an estimated median price of $577,000

$300K - 400K3
$400K - 500K12
$500K - 600K23
$600K - 700K9
$700K - 800K6
$800K - 900K1
$900K - 1M2
$1M - Max8
Property TypeCount
Single Family61

(Data as of 2/22/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Wantagh, NY Population Demographics

Total: 32,333


Median Age: 43.42

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Wantagh, NY Temperature

Weather Risk

Wantagh, NY Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Wantagh, NY Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Wantagh, NY Highest Education Level Attained 5,8283,8432,0728124743,8544,9795,8283,8438124743,854

Employment and Finance


Wantagh, NY Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $113,440)

Wantagh, NY Income by dollar range 1512452292702092252371462036158651,2641,3911,1951,98463787275

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Wantagh, NY Crime

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