Shelter Island is a small town in New York with a population of approximately 1,000. Retirees are commonplace, as they account for 26% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just under 45, are older than most cities in New York. Only 14% of residents rent in Shelter Island, as the majority own their homes. At $1,378 a month, the average rent is a bit above the state average.
Shelter Island has an average commute time of about 26 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 47% of commuters, while public transit is not used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
If you're looking for career options, Shelter Island has plenty. The five most common industries are education, support, construction, entertainment, and warehousing. Combined, these industries make up 37% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, which ranks as the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of around $108K, Shelter Island workers bring in around $27,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. Shelter Island's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Shelter Island has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 17% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 21% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
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