Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY

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Population

111,410

0.67% decline

Median Age

39.8


Median Household Income

$94,672

1.64% growth

Poverty Rate

6.49%


Number of Employees

55,480

0.817% decline

Median Property Value

$338,600

1.53% growth

About

In 2017, Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY had a population of 111k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $94,672. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY declined from 112,161 to 111,410, a -0.67% decrease and its median household income grew from $93,149 to $94,672, a 1.64% increase.

The population of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY is 75.7% White Alone, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.15% Asian Alone. 18.7% of the people in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY are Suffolk County Community College (3,892 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY is $338,600, and the homeownership rate is 81.6%. Most people in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY employs 55.5k people. The largest industries in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY are Elementary & secondary schools (4,506 people), Construction (3,731 people), and Hospitals (3,241 people), and the highest paying industries are Motion pictures & video industries ($146,423), Software publishing ($140,149), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($125,041).

Median household income in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY is $94,672. Males in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,959. The income inequality in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$94,672

2017 value

± $2,895

1.64%

1 Year Growth

± 4.07%

Households in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY have a median annual income of $94,672, 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 $93,149 in 2016, which represents a 1.64% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$74,880

Average Male Salary

± $9,516

$54,959

Average Female Salary

± $6,678

In 2017, full-time male employees in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,693 ± $45,939

  2. White

    $55,802 ± $5,364

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $48,633 ± $79,250

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.44

2017 Wage GINI

0.441

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.372% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY was Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY with a value of $144,878, followed by Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY and Westchester County (Northeast) PUMA, NY, with respective values of $137,183 and $135,118.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY (7.19k out of 111k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    6,467 ± 663

  2. Hispanic

    1,456 ± 422

  3. Black

    305 ± 154

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

55.5k

2017 Value

-0.817%

1 Year decline

± -0.817%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY declined at a rate of -0.817%, from 55.9k employees to 55.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY, are Retail salespersons (2,123 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,740 people), and Cashiers (1,733 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (2,123 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,740 people), and Cashiers (1,733 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents (7.38 times higher than expected), Railroad conductors & yardmasters (4.99 times), and Electrical powerline installers & repairers (4.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($258,315), Detectives & criminal investigators ($136,484), and Personal financial advisors ($134,162).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

55.5k

2017 Value

-0.817%

1 Year decline

± -0.817%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY declined at a rate of -0.817%, from 55.9k employees to 55.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,506 people), Construction (3,731 people), and Hospitals (3,241 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY, though some of these residents may live in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, 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 Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,506 people), Construction (3,731 people), and Hospitals (3,241 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY has an unusually high number of Public finance activities (4.95 times higher than expected), Other consumer goods rental (4.84 times), and Household appliance stores (4.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY, by average salary, are Motion pictures & video industries ($146,423), Software publishing ($140,149), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($125,041).

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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

94.1% of the population of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY has health coverage, with 62.9% on employee plans, 9.51% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.557% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, 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

Data only available at state level.

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%).

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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

5.93%

Uninsured

62.9%

Employer Coverage

9.51%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

0.557%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 5.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, 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%.

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Diversity

Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY is home to a population of 111k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY is composed of 84.4k White Alone residents (75.7%), 16k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.3%), 5.73k Asian Alone residents (5.15%), 3.53k Black or African American Alone residents (3.17%), 1.41k Two or More Races residents (1.26%), 348 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.312%), 70 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0628%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY are Spanish (9,359 speakers), Urdu (1,346 speakers), and Italian (1,192 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY was 39.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

12.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.1k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY was 12.6%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    1,518 ± 950 people

  2. India

    1,360 ± 900 people

  3. Ecuador

    1,011 ± 777 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 1,518 Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY residents, followed by India with 1,360 and Ecuador with 1,011.

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Citizenship

95.5%

2017 Citizenship

94.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.5% of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    84.4k ± 2k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16k ± 1.66k

  3. Asian Alone

    5.73k ± 631

In 2017, there were 5.29 times more White Alone residents (84.4k people) in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16k Hispanic or Latino and 5.73k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    9,359 speakers (8.91%)

  2. Urdu

    1,346 speakers (1.28%)

  3. Italian

    1,192 speakers (1.13%)

18.7% of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY was Spanish. 8.91% of the overall population of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY are native Spanish speakers. 1.28% speak Urdu and 1.13% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,988 ± 242

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    641 ± 166

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    595 ± 145

Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY awarded 3,892 degrees. The student population of Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY is skewed towards women, with 12,462 male students and 14,604 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY are White (2,460 and 63.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (675 and 17.4%), Unknown (340 and 8.75%), and Black or African American (247 and 6.36%).

The largest universities in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY by number of degrees awarded are Suffolk County Community College (3,892 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY are General Studies (1,738 and 44.7%), Registered Nursing (269 and 6.91%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (266 and 6.83%).

The median tuition costs in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,738 degrees awarded

  2. 269 degrees awarded

  3. 265 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY was General Studies with 1,738 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

3,892 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Suffolk County Community College with 3,892 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,719

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,173

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,719 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY, which is 0.791 times less than the 2,173 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,460 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    675 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    340 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY were to White students. These 2,460 degrees mean that there were 3.64 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 675 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY was $338,600 in 2017, which is 1.56 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $333,500 to $338,600, a 1.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY is 81.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY have an average commute time of 31.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$94,672

Median Household Income

± $2,895

34.7k

Number of Households

± 1,108

In 2017, the median household income of the 34.7k households in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY grew to $94,672 from the previous year's value of $93,149.

The following chart displays the households in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, 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

$338,600

2017 Median

± $2,324

$333,500

2016 Median

± $3,085

In 2017, the median property value in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY grew to to $338,600 from the previous year's value of $333,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, 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 Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, 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 Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

81.6%

2017 Homeownership

81.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.6% of the housing units in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, 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 Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

31.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY have a longer commute time (31.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.43% of the workforce in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.55%

  3. Public Transit

    4.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY was Drove Alone (84.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.55%) and those who Public Transit (4.61%).

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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