Island Park, NY
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Island Park is a very small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,766 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Island Park is the 345th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Island 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.

Island Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Island Park is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Island Park who work in office and administrative support (17.19%), sales jobs (14.03%), and business and financial occupations (7.12%).

Island Park 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Island Park, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Island Park is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The population of Island Park overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Island Park, 23.74% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Island Park in 2010 was $31,197, which is upper middle income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,788 for a family of four. However, Island Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Island Park is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Island Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Island Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Island Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.46% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Island Park include Irish, German, Greek, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Island Park's cultural character, accounting for 15.55% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Island Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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