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 87.64% 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 (15.46%), sales jobs (14.01%), and teaching (10.77%).

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.

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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Oceanside, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.96 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 citizens of Oceanside are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.57% of adults in Oceanside 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 Oceanside in 2010 was $41,920, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,680 for a family of four.

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.