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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mastic who work in office and administrative support (15.32%), maintenance occupations (10.61%), and sales jobs (9.57%).

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

One of the nice things about Mastic is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

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 32.82 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. 14.39% 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 $24,590, 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 $98,360 for a family of four. However, Mastic contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mastic is a somewhat 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 20.14% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mastic include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

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