Kings Park 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 17,377 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Kings Park is the 108th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Kings 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.
Kings Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kings Park is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kings Park who work in office and administrative support (14.51%), sales jobs (12.32%), and management occupations (11.90%).
Kings Park 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, Kings Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Kings 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.
One downside of living in Kings Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kings Park, the average commute to work is 32.15 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small town, Kings Park 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 education level of Kings Park ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Kings Park, 40.58% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Kings Park in 2010 was $42,151, 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 $168,604 for a family of four.
The people who call Kings Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kings Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kings Park include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Kings Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.