East Islip is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 14,528 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Islip is the 134th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in East Islip 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, East Islip is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Islip is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Islip who work in office and administrative support (14.74%), management occupations (13.61%), and teaching (11.94%).
East Islip is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, East Islip’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
East Islip 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.
One downside of living in East Islip is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In East Islip, the average commute to work is 31.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though East Islip is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of East Islip are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.49% of adults in East Islip have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in East Islip in 2010 was $40,910, 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 $163,640 for a family of four.
The people who call East Islip home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Islip residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in East Islip include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in East Islip is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.