Huntington Station, NY

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Living in Huntington Station

Huntington Station is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 33,266 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Huntington Station is the 35th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Huntington Station 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, Huntington Station is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Huntington Station is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huntington Station who work in office and administrative support (10.99%), sales jobs (10.10%), and food service (9.38%).

Because of many things, Huntington Station is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Huntington Station a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Huntington Station has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Huntington Station’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Huntington Station 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 Huntington Station area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Huntington Station citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.26% of adults in Huntington Station have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Huntington Station in 2010 was $32,140, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,560 for a family of four. However, Huntington Station contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Huntington Station is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Huntington Station home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Huntington Station residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Huntington Station also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.80% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Huntington Station include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Huntington Station has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.83%).

The most common language spoken in Huntington Station is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.