West Sayville is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,872 people and just one neighborhood, West Sayville is the 332nd largest community in New York.
Housing costs in West Sayville 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.
West Sayville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Sayville is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Sayville who work in management occupations (14.84%), teaching (14.69%), and sales jobs (12.46%).
Of important note, West Sayville is also a town of artists. West Sayville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape West Sayville’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.47% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
West Sayville 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 town’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, West Sayville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
West Sayville 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.
One downside of living in West Sayville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In West Sayville, the average commute to work is 33.05 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.
Even though West Sayville is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The population of West Sayville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.34% of adults in West Sayville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Sayville in 2018 was $53,873, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,492 for a family of four. However, West Sayville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call West Sayville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Sayville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Sayville include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in West Sayville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in West Sayville, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Italian and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 34.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 31.3% have Irish 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 Sayville 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 94.8% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 51.9% 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 25.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (14.5%), and 8.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.7% of households. Some people also speak Polish (3.8%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in West Sayville, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (34.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (31.3%), and residents who report German roots (22.7%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.9%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.4%), 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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.1% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (83.4%) 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.