Valley Stream, NY

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Population

37,843

0.577% growth

Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$99,439

5.03% growth

Poverty Rate

4.43%


Number of Employees

19,926

4.58% growth

Median Property Value

$385,400

3.74% growth

About

In 2017, Valley Stream, NY had a population of 37.8k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $99,439. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Valley Stream, NY grew from 37,626 to 37,843, a 0.577% increase and its median household income grew from $94,681 to $99,439, a 5.03% increase.

The population of Valley Stream, NY is 32.1% White Alone, 25.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 23.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Valley Stream, NY speak a non-English language, and 91.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Valley Stream, NY is $385,400, and the homeownership rate is 81.8%. Most people in Valley Stream, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 41.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Valley Stream, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Valley Stream, NY employs 19.9k people. The largest industries in Valley Stream, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,969 people), Educational Services (2,319 people), and Retail Trade (1,854 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($116,845), Public Administration ($71,508), and Educational Services ($67,829).

Median household income in Valley Stream, NY is $99,439. Males in Valley Stream, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Valley Stream, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$99,439

2017 value

± $7,454

5.03%

1 Year Growth

± 9.03%

Households in Valley Stream, NY have a median annual income of $99,439, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $94,681 in 2016, which represents a 5.03% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Valley Stream, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4104

  2. Census Tract 4106

  3. Census Tract 4105

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Valley Stream, NY was Census Tract 4104 with a value of $110,319, followed by Census Tract 4106 and Census Tract 4105, with respective values of $109,868 and $104,722.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.43% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Valley Stream, NY (1.68k out of 37.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    918 ± 225

  2. Hispanic

    741 ± 231

  3. Other

    445 ± 196

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Valley Stream, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

19.9k

2017 Value

± 1,102

4.58%

1 Year growth

± 7.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Valley Stream, NY grew at a rate of 4.58%, from 19.1k employees to 19.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Valley Stream, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,118 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,336 people), and Management Occupations (1,687 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Valley Stream, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Valley Stream, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,118 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,336 people), and Management Occupations (1,687 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Valley Stream, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.36 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.88 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Valley Stream, NY, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($93,578), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($86,090), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($85,966).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.9k

2017 Value

± 1,102

4.58%

1 Year growth

± 7.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Valley Stream, NY grew at a rate of 4.58%, from 19.1k employees to 19.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Valley Stream, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,969 people), Educational Services (2,319 people), and Retail Trade (1,854 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Valley Stream, NY, though some of these residents may live in Valley Stream, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Valley Stream, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,969 people), Educational Services (2,319 people), and Retail Trade (1,854 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Valley Stream, NY has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.66 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.44 times), and Public Administration (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Valley Stream, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($116,845), Public Administration ($71,508), and Educational Services ($67,829).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.6% of the population of Valley Stream, NY has health coverage, with 60.9% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 7.53% on non-group plans, and 0.262% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Valley Stream, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Valley Stream, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1,199 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.43%

Uninsured

60.9%

Employer Coverage

13.6%

Medicaid

10.3%

Medicare

7.53%

Non-Group

0.262%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Valley Stream, NY declined by 10.4% from 8.29% to 7.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Valley Stream, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Valley Stream, NY is home to a population of 37.8k people, from which 91.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Valley Stream, NY residents were born outside of the country (13.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Valley Stream, NY is composed of 12.1k White Alone residents (32.1%), 9.53k Hispanic or Latino residents (25.2%), 8.74k Black or African American Alone residents (23.1%), 5.58k Asian Alone residents (14.7%), 1.42k Two or More Races residents (3.76%), 428 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.13%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Valley Stream, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Valley Stream, NY was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Valley Stream, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Valley Stream, NY residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    13.2k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Valley Stream, NY residents (13.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Valley Stream, NY was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

91.3%

2017 Citizenship

89.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.3% of Valley Stream, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Valley Stream, NY was 89.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.1k ± 974

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9.53k ± 1.31k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    8.74k ± 943

In 2017, there were 1.27 times more White Alone residents (12.1k people) in Valley Stream, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.53k Hispanic or Latino and 8.74k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Valley Stream, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Valley Stream, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Valley Stream, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Valley Stream, NY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    542 ± 135

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    183 ± 117

  3. Korea

    155 ± 76

Valley Stream, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Valley Stream, NY was $385,400 in 2017, which is 1.77 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $371,500 to $385,400, a 3.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Valley Stream, NY is 81.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Valley Stream, NY have an average commute time of 41.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Valley Stream, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$99,439

Median Household Income

± $7,454

12k

Number of Households

± 765

In 2017, the median household income of the 12k households in Valley Stream, NY grew to $99,439 from the previous year's value of $94,681.

The following chart displays the households in Valley Stream, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$385,400

2017 Median

± $6,141

$371,500

2016 Median

± $5,543

In 2017, the median property value in Valley Stream, NY grew to to $385,400 from the previous year's value of $371,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Valley Stream, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Valley Stream, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Valley Stream, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Valley Stream, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

81.8%

2017 Homeownership

79.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.8% of the housing units in Valley Stream, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Valley Stream, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Valley Stream, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Valley Stream, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

41.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Valley Stream, NY have a longer commute time (41.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 11.4% of the workforce in Valley Stream, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    63.6%

  2. Public Transit

    24.9%

  3. Carpooled

    6.36%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Valley Stream, NY was Drove Alone (63.6%), followed by those who Public Transit (24.9%) and those who Carpooled (6.36%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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