Massapequa is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) located in the suburban Nassau County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 22,652.
Massapequa is located on the South Shore of Long Island in the Town of Oyster Bay. In Geography, the political definition of Massapequa covers a wider area (the Massapequa Township). The Massapequas are Massapequa, Massapequa Park (Incorporated Village), East Massapequa, and North Massapequa.
For many years it was reported that Massapequa was one of the 13 tribes of Long Island. Later research says that it was the Native American name for the location.