Mount Sinai, NY
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Mount Sinai is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 12,195 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mount Sinai is the 155th largest community in New York.

Mount Sinai home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Mount Sinai real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Mount Sinai is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mount Sinai is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Sinai who work in sales jobs (14.81%), office and administrative support (12.69%), and management occupations (12.01%).

In addition, Mount Sinai is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Mount Sinai is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mount Sinai really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mount Sinai perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Mount Sinai 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 Mount Sinai, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.69 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Mount Sinai is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Mount Sinai are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.11% of adults in Mount Sinai 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 Mount Sinai in 2010 was $43,881, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,524 for a family of four. However, Mount Sinai contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mount Sinai is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mount Sinai home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Sinai residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Mount Sinai also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.40% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mount Sinai include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

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