Bay Shore, NY
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Bay Shore is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 26,433 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Bay Shore is the 62nd largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Bay Shore are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bay Shore is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bay Shore is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bay Shore who work in office and administrative support (14.85%), sales jobs (9.93%), and management occupations (9.05%).

Bay Shore is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Bay Shore is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bay Shore area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of people in Bay Shore who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.29% of adults in Bay Shore have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bay Shore in 2010 was $27,969, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,876 for a family of four. However, Bay Shore contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bay Shore is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bay Shore home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bay Shore residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bay Shore also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.21% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bay Shore include Irish, German, English, and Haitian.

In addition, Bay Shore has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.72%).

The most common language spoken in Bay Shore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.