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.

Wyandanch is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wyandanch is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wyandanch who work in office and administrative support (10.76%), healthcare suport services (8.45%), and maintenance occupations (8.43%).

In Wyandanch, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Wyandanch is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Wyandanch rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.47% of adults 25 and older in Wyandanch have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Wyandanch in 2010 was $20,749, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,996 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 30.23% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wyandanch include Jamaican, British West Indian, Italian, and German.

Wyandanch also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.13%.

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