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Valley Stream is a medium-sized coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 37,832 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Valley Stream is the 28th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Valley Stream 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.
Valley Stream is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Valley Stream is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Valley Stream who work in office and administrative support (17.34%), sales jobs (10.39%) and healthcare (8.90%).
Also of interest is that Valley Stream has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Valley Stream is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Valley Stream’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Valley Stream is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Valley Stream, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.52 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Valley Stream use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Valley Stream‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The overall education level of Valley Stream citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.59% of adults in Valley Stream have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Valley Stream in 2010 was $32,214, 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 $128,856 for a family of four. However, Valley Stream contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Valley Stream is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Valley Stream home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valley Stream residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Valley Stream also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.07% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Valley Stream include Italian, Irish, German, Haitian and Polish.
Valley Stream also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.72%.
The languages spoken by people in Valley Stream are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Valley Stream is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, French Creole, Urdu and Tagalog.
|VALLEY STREAM INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||11,422|
|VALLEY STREAM HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||78.93%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||21.07%|
|TYPE OF VALLEY STREAM HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||73.09%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.56%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||16.00%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||6.33%|
|SIZE OF VALLEY STREAM HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.48%|
|AGE OF VALLEY STREAM HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||1.30%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||7.18%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||63.76%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||27.76%|
|VALLEY STREAM REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$404,177|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,859|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||2.16%|
|$54,001 - $107,000||1.19%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||1.31%|
|$214,001 - $321,000||9.46%|
|$321,001 - $428,000||50.54%|
|$428,001 - $535,000||25.19%|
|$535,001 - $803,000||9.36%|
|$803,001 - $1,070,000||0.64%|
|PEOPLE OF VALLEY STREAM||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.68%|
|5 TO 17||16.83%|
|18 TO 24||9.23%|
|25 TO 34||13.95%|
|35 TO 54||27.66%|
|55 TO 64||12.94%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.71%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||88.72%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$88,145|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$32,214|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||8.58%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (19.33%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.24%)
Public Service (4.97%)
Information Technology (2.35%)
Real estate (2.21%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||17.66%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.03%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||16.47%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.46%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||30.07%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (16.10%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (54.11%)
French Creole (3.96%)
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