Rocky Point, NY
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Rocky Point is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 14,103 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rocky Point is the 137th largest community in New York.

Rocky Point is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rocky Point is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky Point who work in sales jobs (12.31%), teaching (11.33%), and office and administrative support (10.50%).

Rocky Point 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, Rocky Point’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Rocky Point 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 Rocky Point, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.06 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.

Despite being a small town, Rocky Point has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Rocky Point are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.19% of adults in Rocky Point have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rocky Point in 2010 was $35,831, 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 $143,324 for a family of four. However, Rocky Point contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rocky Point is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rocky Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rocky Point residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rocky Point include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Rocky Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.