Shelter Island, NY

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Shelter Island Profile


Overview

Shelter Island is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,345 people and just one neighborhood, Shelter Island is the 674th largest community in New York.

Shelter Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Shelter Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Shelter Island is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Shelter Island is a town of professionals, managers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Shelter Island who work in management occupations (16.42%), healthcare (8.96%), and art, media, and design (8.06%).

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

Also of interest is that Shelter Island 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 Shelter Island telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.85% 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.


Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Shelter Island is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

In addition, Shelter Island is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Shelter Island 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, Shelter Island really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Shelter Island 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Shelter Island is worth considering.

One of the nice things about Shelter Island is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Even though Shelter Island 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.

Shelter Island Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Shelter Island, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Shelter Island is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.35% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Shelter Island in 2010 was $55,815, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $223,260 for a family of four. However, Shelter Island contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Shelter Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shelter Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Shelter Island also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.86% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Shelter Island include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Shelter Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Spanish.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Shelter Island 0.101011101001110
New York State 3.80
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Shelter Island 0.101011101001110
New York State 16.04
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Shelter Island 0.101011101001110
New York State 41

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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SHELTER ISLAND UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Better than of NY school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NY Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Shelter Island School
33 N Ferry Rd
Shelter Island, NY, 11964
PK-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 12.5% 47.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.8% 42.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.7% 5.1%

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