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, West Islip has a low population density. West Islip is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
West Islip, 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. West Islip has a population density of 4,607, with 28,544 current residents.
Out of the 28,544 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 65% of the residents are married and 35% are single.
- 57% Sun
- 46% Rain
- 20% Snow
53°F average temperature
- 49 years Median home age
- $377,490 Median home price
- -2.48% Home appreciation rate
- 26.26% Annual property tax
As for living in West Islip, the air quality is 31% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 46% rainy, and 20% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in West Islip, you should know that 91.3% of homes are owned while 6.9% of homes are rented, and 1.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $377,490, the median age of homes is 49 years, the annual home appreciation is -2.48% and the annual property tax is 26.26%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of West Islip, it’s important to determine the crime rate. West Islip’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in West Islip is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 52.53% Democratic, 46.53% Republican, and 0.94% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
90%High school diploma
10%Some college or associates degree
11%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at West Islip, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.30% of residents are unemployed in West Islip (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed West Islip residents: 14.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 21.72% are in the arts and sciences field, 13.4% are in the customer service field, 28.8% are in the sales field, 0.06% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 11.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 9.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 90.13%, 9.54% of residents have an associate’s degree, 15.94% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.67% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in West Islip, you should be aware that the average commute time is 34 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of West Islip have a few different options. 81% of commuters use their own cars, 8% of commuters carpool, 9% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.