Coram is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 39,361 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Coram is the 25th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Coram 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.
Coram is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Coram is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Coram who work in office and administrative support (16.67%), sales jobs (10.95%), and management occupations (10.44%).
Also of interest is that Coram has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Coram, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.13 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Coram is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Coram, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Coram citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.38% of adults in Coram have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Coram in 2010 was $35,358, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,432 for a family of four. However, Coram contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Coram is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Coram home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Coram residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Coram also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.94% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Coram include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Coram's cultural character, accounting for 18.03% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Coram is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.