Uniondale, NY
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Uniondale is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 25,104 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Uniondale is the 65th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Uniondale 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, Uniondale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Uniondale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Uniondale is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Uniondale who work in office and administrative support (13.30%), sales jobs (9.80%), and maintenance occupations (8.09%).

One downside of living in Uniondale is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Uniondale, the average commute to work is 30.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Uniondale is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Uniondale, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The percentage of adults in Uniondale who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.97% of the adults in Uniondale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Uniondale in 2010 was $22,700, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,800 for a family of four. However, Uniondale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Uniondale is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Uniondale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Uniondale residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Uniondale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 39.81% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Uniondale include Jamaican, Irish, German, and Italian.

Uniondale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 41.10%.

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