Stony Point, NY

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Living in Stony Point

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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stony Point who work in office and administrative support (16.04%), management occupations (10.30%), and teaching (9.34%).

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.

One downside of living in Stony Point, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.34 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Stony Point citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.75% of adults in Stony Point have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Stony Point in 2018 was $42,726, 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 $170,904 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 17.72% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stony Point include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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