Williston Park is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,331 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Williston Park is the 238th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Williston Park was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Williston Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Williston Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Williston Park is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Williston Park is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williston Park who work in office and administrative support (18.98%), management occupations (11.69%), and sales jobs (11.33%).
Also of interest is that Williston Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Williston Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Williston Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Williston Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Williston Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Williston Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.12 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small village, Williston Park has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Williston Park is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.39% of adults in Williston Park have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Williston Park in 2010 was $42,231, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,924 for a family of four.
Williston Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Williston Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Williston Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Williston Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.97% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Williston Park include Italian, German, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Williston Park's cultural character, accounting for 18.23% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Williston Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.