The town of Wantagh, New York is home to just under 19,000 people. The city's population, at an average age of just under 41, is somewhat older than other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 39. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 94% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Wantagh is $465 a month more than the state average.
Wantagh residents have an average commute of about 39 minutes, slower than nearly 90% of cities in the state. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 40% of commuters, while public transit is used by only 9% of the city. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Wantagh has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 12% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 18% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are five primary industries in Wantagh: education, healthcare, retail, scientific, and finance. Together, these industries account for 30% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Wantagh workers earn an average annual income of around $139K, more than the New York average. Wantagh's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
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