West Sand Lake is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,616 people and just one neighborhood, West Sand Lake is the 516th largest community in New York.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Sand Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Sand Lake is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Sand Lake who work in management occupations (21.07%), business and financial occupations (15.90%), and office and administrative support (12.22%).
Because of many things, West Sand Lake is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making West Sand Lake 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, West Sand Lake has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, West Sand Lake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
West Sand Lake is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, West Sand Lake is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.60% of adults in West Sand Lake have a college degree.
The per capita income in West Sand Lake in 2018 was $40,409, which is upper middle income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,636 for a family of four.
The people who call West Sand Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Sand Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Sand Lake include Italian, Irish, German, French, and English.
The most common language spoken in West Sand Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.
In addition, has the amazing distinction of housing more same sex couples living together than 97.3% of neighborhoods in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.
Also, the neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 6.2% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of New York. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more British and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.4% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 1.9% have Armenian ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in West Sand Lake are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 85.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 48.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.3%), and 13.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.0%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in West Sand Lake, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (25.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.7%), and residents who report Italian roots (15.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (11.1%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (9.6%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (60.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (87.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.