Oceanside, NY
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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%).

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.

Oceanside 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 Oceanside, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.03 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.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Oceanside is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Oceanside, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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.