This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Sound Beach has a very low population density. Sound Beach is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Sound Beach, NY is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Sound Beach has a population density of 3,766, with 10,006 current residents.
Out of the 10,006 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 60% of the residents are married and 40% are single.
- 57% Sun
- 45% Rain
- 21% Snow
53°F average temperature
- 42 years Median home age
- $223,740 Median home price
- -21.95% Home appreciation rate
- 26.26% Annual property tax
As for living in Sound Beach, the air quality is 31% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 45% rainy, and 21% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Sound Beach, you should know that 73.8% of homes are owned while 18.1% of homes are rented, and 8.1% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $223,740, the median age of homes is 42 years, the annual home appreciation is -21.95% and the annual property tax is 26.26%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Sound Beach, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Sound Beach’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Sound Beach is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 52.53% Democratic, 46.53% Republican, and 0.94% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:12
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
93%High school diploma
13%Some college or associates degree
13%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Sound Beach, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.30% of residents are unemployed in Sound Beach (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Sound Beach residents: 12.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 25.34% are in the arts and sciences field, 13.2% are in the customer service field, 26.5% are in the sales field, 0.51% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 12.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 9.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:12. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 92.73%, 13.17% of residents have an associate’s degree, 12.07% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 12.64% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Sound Beach, you should be aware that the average commute time is 35 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Sound Beach have a few different options. 82% of commuters use their own cars, 9% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.