East Rockaway is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,896 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Rockaway is the 189th largest community in New York.
East Rockaway home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but East Rockaway real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some villages, East Rockaway isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in East Rockaway are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Rockaway is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Rockaway who work in office and administrative support (15.21%), management occupations (12.63%) and teaching (10.35%).
In addition, East Rockaway is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
East Rockaway 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.
In East Rockaway, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.67 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. In addition, the village is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
In East Rockaway, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though East Rockaway is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of East Rockaway ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in East Rockaway, 42.59% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in East Rockaway in 2010 was $45,021, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,084 for a family of four.
The people who call East Rockaway home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Rockaway residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. East Rockaway also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.42% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Rockaway include Irish, Italian, German, Eastern European, Russian and Polish.
The most common language spoken in East Rockaway is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
|EAST ROCKAWAY INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,608|
|EAST ROCKAWAY HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||73.73%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||26.27%|
|TYPE OF EAST ROCKAWAY HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||58.45%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.58%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||22.86%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||18.11%|
|SIZE OF EAST ROCKAWAY HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||7.76%|
|AGE OF EAST ROCKAWAY HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||2.27%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||7.40%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||45.83%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||44.50%|
|EAST ROCKAWAY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$476,933|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,062|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||0.82%|
|$54,001 - $107,000||4.98%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||6.51%|
|$214,001 - $321,000||7.99%|
|$321,001 - $428,000||14.94%|
|$428,001 - $535,000||33.61%|
|$535,001 - $803,000||25.47%|
|$803,001 - $1,070,000||4.13%|
|PEOPLE OF EAST ROCKAWAY||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.95%|
|5 TO 17||16.14%|
|18 TO 24||8.55%|
|25 TO 34||9.95%|
|35 TO 54||30.19%|
|55 TO 64||15.73%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.49%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.92%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$93,833|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$45,021|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.41%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (15.33%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.85%)
Public Service (8.73%)
Information Technology (5.08%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.76%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.37%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.44%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.42%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||12.42%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (26.53%)
Eastern European (4.19%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (83.93%)
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