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 (17.85%), sales jobs (14.87%), and food service (7.03%).

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Even though Island Park is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Island Park citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.82% of adults in Island Park have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Island Park in 2010 was $28,854, 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 $115,416 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 26.70% 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 18.12% of the village’s population.

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

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