Ronkonkoma is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,152 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Ronkonkoma is the 91st largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Ronkonkoma are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Ronkonkoma is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ronkonkoma is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ronkonkoma who work in office and administrative support (16.98%), sales jobs (13.52%), and management occupations (9.31%).
Also of interest is that Ronkonkoma has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Even though Ronkonkoma is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The overall education level of Ronkonkoma is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.20% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ronkonkoma in 2010 was $33,459, 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 $133,836 for a family of four. However, Ronkonkoma contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Ronkonkoma home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ronkonkoma residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ronkonkoma include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Ronkonkoma is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.