Wyandanch, NY
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Wyandanch is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,684 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Wyandanch is the 163rd largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wyandanch is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wyandanch is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wyandanch who work in office and administrative support (11.28%), healthcare suport services (9.92%), and sales jobs (8.18%).

Even though Wyandanch 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 percentage of adults in Wyandanch with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.76% of adults in Wyandanch have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wyandanch in 2010 was $21,519, which is low income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,076 for a family of four. However, Wyandanch contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wyandanch is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wyandanch home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wyandanch residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Wyandanch also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.25% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wyandanch include Jamaican, Italian, German, and British West Indian.

Wyandanch also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.12%.

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