Shelter Island 59 Below average
Shelter Island Livability #943 ranked city in New York#18,843 ranked city in the USARanks better than 35% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Shelter Island

  • Crime

    This area boasts a crime rate that is far below the national average, making it a very safe place to live. These crime statistics encompass both property and violent offenses.

  • Employment

    With higher than average median household income, income per capita and lower unemployment rates, this area scores extremely well in the employment category.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

  • Cost Of Living

    This area is known for its high cost of living, which means you should anticipate higher costs for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries, and health care.

  • Health & Safety

    Subpar air quality and the limited availability of certain health-related facilities such as hospitals, police stations, doctors and pharmacies may have contributed to the low score in this category.

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      Shelter Island transportation information

      Statistic Shelter Island New York National
      Average one way commute10min33min26min
      Workers who drive to work57.4%53.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool29.5%6.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%28.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.0%6.3%2.8%
      Working from home13.1%4.0%4.6%
      Source: The Shelter Island, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).