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.
Islip Terrace is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (17.13%), sales jobs (15.91%), and management occupations (8.06%).
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.
Because of many things, Islip Terrace is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Islip Terrace 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, Islip Terrace has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Islip Terrace’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Despite being a small town, Islip Terrace has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Islip Terrace is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.62% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Islip Terrace in 2010 was $34,906, 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 $139,624 for a family of four.
Islip Terrace is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 14.57% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Islip Terrace include Irish, German, Polish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Islip Terrace is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.