Middle Island, NY
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Middle Island is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,550 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Middle Island is the 181st largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Middle Island is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Middle Island is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middle Island who work in office and administrative support (13.62%), sales jobs (12.82%), and management occupations (8.18%).

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

In Middle Island, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.78 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The percentage of people in Middle Island who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.87% of adults in Middle Island have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Middle Island in 2010 was $33,745, 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 $134,980 for a family of four. However, Middle Island contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Middle Island is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Middle Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Middle Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Middle Island include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Middle Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.