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.
Deer Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.19%), sales jobs (10.89%), and teaching (8.42%).
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.
Because of many things, Deer Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Deer Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Deer Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 overall education level of Deer Park is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.11% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Deer Park in 2010 was $34,161, 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 $136,644 for a family of four. However, Deer Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Deer Park is an extremely 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 14.27% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Deer Park include Irish, German, Polish, and Haitian.
Deer Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.86%.
The most common language spoken in Deer Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.