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Uniondale, NY
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Uniondale profile

Living in Uniondale

Uniondale is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 32,473 people and six associated neighborhoods, Uniondale is the 39th 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.

A relatively large number of people in Uniondale telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.77% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Uniondale is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Uniondale enrolled in college, Uniondale has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

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 31.44 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.

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 somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.89% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Uniondale in 2018 was $35,429, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,716 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Uniondale, accounting for 40.32% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Uniondale residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Uniondale include Jamaican, Haitian, Italian, Irish, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Uniondale's cultural character, accounting for 35.73% of the town’s population.

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