Oceanside 78 Exceptional
Oceanside Livability #217 ranked city in New York#4,443 ranked city in the USARanks better than 84% of areas
A+ Oceanside Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Oceanside Cost of Living Cost of living is 28% higher than New York
15353% more expensive than the US average
New York
11919% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Oceanside cost of living
A- Oceanside Crime Total crime is 34% lower than New York
Total crime
1,16750% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8650% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
Oceanside crime
B+ Oceanside Employment Household income is 69% higher than New York
Median household income
$102,53485% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$42,94744% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%27% lower than the US average
Oceanside employment
F Oceanside Housing Home value is 53% higher than New York
Median home value
$437,300137% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,37044% higher than the US average
Home ownership
88%38% higher than the US average
Oceanside real estate or Oceanside rentals
A Oceanside Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than New York
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
64%32% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/a100% lower than the US average
Oceanside K-12 schools
A+ Oceanside User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Oceanside
Overall user rating
87% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
85% 4 total surveys
all Oceanside poll results

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      Living in Oceanside, NY

      Oceanside is a mid-sized city located in the state of New York. The city has a population of 30,813 people. In Oceanside, there are 6,249 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Oceanside is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. 85% of the people in Oceanside (over the age of 15) are married and 60% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Oceanside could be a positive experience compared to other cities in New York if you know where to look. With useful information like amenities, crime, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Oceanside and in the areas around Oceanside is a much easier task.

      Using data and statistics Oceanside has received a livability score of 72 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 70th percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that Oceanside ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), education (B+) and employment (B+). There are some categories that Oceanside ranks poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Oceanside, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Oceanside is real estate affordability. The median home price for Oceanside homes is $437,300, which is 52.7% higher than the New York average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Oceanside, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 8.5% lower than the New York average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Oceanside area were 9% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.5%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Oceanside transportation information

      StatisticOceansideNew YorkNational
      Average one way commute35min33min26min
      Workers who drive to work72.1%53.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.1%6.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit14.4%28.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%6.3%2.8%
      Working from home5.3%4.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Oceanside, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).