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Wantagh Statistics

Wantagh (pronounced "WAHN-taw") is a hamlet that consists of two Census-Designated Places (CDPs); South Wantagh and North Wantagh. Jerusalem Avenue is the dividing line between Wantagh's CDPs. The portion of Wantagh that is north of Jerusalem Avenue is considered North Wantagh, and the portion south of Jerusalem Avenue is considered South Wantagh.

 

What is a Census-Designated Place?

A Census-Designated Place (CDP) is an area identified by the Census Bureau for statistical reporting. They are communities that lack a separate municipal government, but which otherwise resemble incorporated places, such as cities or villages. CDPs are delineated to provide population data for an area so that it can be identifiable by name. CDPs are not legally incorporated under the laws of the state, and are often informally called "unincorporated towns."

Although "South Wantagh" is not an officially recognized title, the term is used throughout this page to better distinguish the two areas that comprise the hamlet.

 

Located on the south shore of Long Island's Nassau County, Wantagh is part of the Town of Hempstead. The Wantagh Public School District consists of 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school; however, residents of North Wantagh are considered part of the Levittown School District and residents in a small area in the eastern part of the hamlet are considered part of the Seaford School District.

 

Wantagh's population is summarized below based on the latest census data that was compiled in 2010. For reference, the 2000 data is also summarized. For more detailed information on Wantagh demographics, please visit the Census links provided in the right column.

 

2010

Population

Households

 

 

South Wantagh

18,871

6,250

 

South and North Wantagh, 2010 Census

North Wantagh

11,960

4,321

 

 

Total

30,831

10,571

 

As of the 2010 census

 

2000

Population

Households

Families

 

South Wantagh

18,971

6,179

5,213

South Wantagh, 2000 Census

North Wantagh

12,156

4,332

3,406

North Wantagh, 2000 Census

Total

31,127

10,511

8,619

As of the 2000 census

 

The area of Wantagh is summarized in the table below. Geographic reference links for both South and North Wantagh are provided in the right column.

 

 

Land Area

Water Area

Total Area

 

South Wantagh

3.84 miČ

0.30 miČ

4.14 miČ

40°40′29″N, 73°30′38″W (40.674697, -73.510548)

(Latitude/Longitude of the center of town)

North Wantagh

1.84 miČ

0.01 miČ

1.85 miČ

40°41′52″N, 73°30′21″W (40.697912, -73.505748)

(Latitude/Longitude of the center of town)

Total

5.68 miČ

0.31 miČ

5.99 miČ

 

 

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