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 88.16% 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 office and administrative support (14.97%), sales jobs (14.38%), and teaching (11.76%).
Oceanside is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 33.03 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Oceanside use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Oceanside‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Oceanside ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Oceanside, 44.19% 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 $41,111, 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 $164,444 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. Important ancestries of people in Oceanside include Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Oceanside is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.