Stony Point, NY
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Stony Point is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 12,473 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Stony Point is the 154th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Stony Point 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.

Stony Point is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Stony Point is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stony Point who work in office and administrative support (11.43%), sales jobs (10.99%), and teaching (9.38%).

Because of many things, Stony Point is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Stony Point a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Stony Point has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Stony Point’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Stony Point, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.69 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Stony Point is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The overall education level of Stony Point citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.94% of adults in Stony Point have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Stony Point in 2010 was $38,136, 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 $152,544 for a family of four.

Stony Point is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Stony Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stony Point residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Stony Point also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.73% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stony Point include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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