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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stony Point is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stony Point is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stony Point who work in office and administrative support (12.64%), management occupations (12.41%), and sales jobs (10.33%).

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

One downside of living in Stony Point, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.33 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, Stony Point has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The overall education level of Stony Point citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.82% 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 $38,453, 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 $153,812 for a family of four.

Stony Point is a very 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 18.50% 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 French Creole.