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 89.35% 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 (17.43%), office and administrative support (14.12%), and teaching (10.77%).

In addition, Mount Sinai is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Mount Sinai is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mount Sinai a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Mount Sinai has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Mount Sinai’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Mount Sinai 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.

In Mount Sinai, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.85 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

Mount Sinai is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.52% of adults in Mount Sinai have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Mount Sinai in 2010 was $45,360, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,440 for a family of four.

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 10.32% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mount Sinai include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

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