Islip, a small city in New York, has a population of slightly more than 18,000. With an average age of just under 40, the city's population ranks around the middle compared to other cities in New York, which has an average age of 39. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 14% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,488 per month, exceeding the state average by $208/month, relatively high rent costs may be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Islip residents have an average commute of about 35 minutes, slower than almost 70% of cities in the state. Driving is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 46% of commuters, while public transit is used by only 4% of the city. Not many workers commute on foot.
Islip residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose. The four most common are retail, education, healthcare, and construction. Together, these industries make up 26% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of nearly $108K, Islip workers earn around $27,000 more than the average New York resident. Islip's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Islip has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 9% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. In addition, 14% have a Bachelor's degree.
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