Oceanside 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 32,556 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Oceanside is the 37th largest community in New York.
Oceanside home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Oceanside real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Oceanside is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oceanside is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oceanside who work in sales jobs (14.63%), office and administrative support (14.50%), and teaching (11.57%).
Also of interest is that Oceanside has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Oceanside is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oceanside 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, Oceanside has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oceanside’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Oceanside 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 Oceanside is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Oceanside, the average commute to work is 33.85 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Oceanside is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Oceanside area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Oceanside ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Oceanside, 42.70% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Oceanside in 2010 was $42,947, 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 $171,788 for a family of four.
Oceanside is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Oceanside home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oceanside residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Oceanside also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.76% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oceanside include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Oceanside is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.