Islip Terrace, NY
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Islip Terrace is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,409 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Islip Terrace is the 303rd largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Islip Terrace 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, Islip Terrace isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Islip Terrace are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Islip Terrace is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Islip Terrace who work in office and administrative support (15.09%), sales jobs (13.84%), and teaching (6.94%).

Also of interest is that Islip Terrace has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Islip Terrace is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Islip Terrace is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Islip Terrace’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Islip Terrace, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.65 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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

The percentage of people in Islip Terrace who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.04% of adults in Islip Terrace have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Islip Terrace in 2010 was $35,565, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,260 for a family of four.

The people who call Islip Terrace home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Islip Terrace residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Islip Terrace also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Islip Terrace include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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

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