Islip, NY
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Islip is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 18,757 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Islip is the 99th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in 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.

Islip is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Islip is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Islip who work in office and administrative support (15.33%), sales jobs (11.63%), and management occupations (9.26%).

Because of many things, Islip is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Islip really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Islip perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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

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

In terms of college education, Islip is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.24% of adults in Islip have a college degree.

The per capita income in Islip in 2010 was $41,501, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,004 for a family of four.

Islip is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Islip home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Islip residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Islip also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.98% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Islip include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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