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Oceanside, NY
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Oceanside profile


Living in Oceanside



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 32,637 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Oceanside is the 38th 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.

Of important note, Oceanside is also a town of artists. Oceanside has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Oceanside’s character.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Oceanside telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.31% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Oceanside is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Oceanside is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Oceanside really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Oceanside perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Oceanside, the average commute to work is 34.52 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.

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, 48.24% 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 2018 was $53,997, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,988 for a family of four.

Oceanside is a very 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 15.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oceanside include Italian, Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Oceanside is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.