Mastic, NY
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Mastic 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 15,769 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mastic is the 123rd largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns, Mastic isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mastic are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mastic is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mastic who work in office and administrative support (13.05%), sales jobs (10.67%), and maintenance occupations (10.29%).

Mastic 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 Mastic is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mastic, the average commute to work is 31.34 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Mastic rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.79% of adults 25 and older in Mastic have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Mastic in 2010 was $24,630, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,520 for a family of four. However, Mastic contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mastic is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mastic home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mastic residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Mastic also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.47% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mastic include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Mastic is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.