Deer Park is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 27,833 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Deer Park is the 51st largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Deer Park 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, Deer Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Deer Park is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Deer Park who work in office and administrative support (15.44%), sales jobs (11.62%), and teaching (8.37%).
Also of interest is that Deer Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Deer Park 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 Deer Park area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The percentage of people in Deer Park who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.58% of adults in Deer Park have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Deer Park in 2010 was $34,568, 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 $138,272 for a family of four.
Deer Park is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Deer Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Deer Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Deer Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.72% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Deer Park include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Deer Park's cultural character, accounting for 15.28% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Deer Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.