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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Uniondale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.87%), sales jobs (9.42%), and maintenance occupations (8.51%).
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Uniondale use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Uniondale‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
In terms of college education, Uniondale is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.67% of adults 25 and older in Uniondale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Uniondale in 2010 was $22,283, 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 $89,132 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 36.47% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Uniondale include Jamaican, Irish, Italian, and German.
Uniondale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 40.50%.
The most common language spoken in Uniondale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.