Kings Park, NY
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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 86.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kings Park is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kings Park who work in office and administrative support (14.24%), management occupations (11.93%), and sales jobs (11.14%).

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

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

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 31.26 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.

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

The citizens of Kings Park are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.15% of adults in Kings Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kings Park in 2010 was $42,434, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,736 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 Italian.