Information About Sound Beach

The total estimated population is 7,660. Density is average at 4,141 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 7,345; Asian: 103; Two or More Races: 80; Black: 53; American Indian: 14; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 4; Other Race: 61; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 270 (4%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 7,390 (96%)

There are 533 foreign born residents, of which 68.3% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Germany: 84; Ireland: 73; Turkey: 51; China (not including Hong Kong or Taiwan): 47; Japan: 27; Ecuador: 22; Italy: 20; U.S. Born: This State: 6,206; Northeast: 359; South: 227; Midwest: 82; West: 58;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Sound Beach Most Common US Birthplaces in Sound Beach

The sex distribution is 49% male and 51% female. The median age is 34 years.

Age Distribution

There are 885 married couples with children and 244 single-parent households (66 men, 178 women).

The median household income is $55,847 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; New York: $43,393; Sound Beach: $55,847;

7% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; New York: 15%; Sound Beach: 7%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 2,197; Government: 710; Self-employed: 257; Unpaid family work: 23; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 1,312; Sales and office: 954; Professional and related: 942; Office and administrative support: 553; Service: 496; Construction, extraction, and maintenance: 494;

Work Types in Sound Beach Common Occupations in Sound Beach

The average commute time is 36 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 2,879; Car or truck (carpooled): 331; Public transportation: 194; Worked at home: 82; Walked: 43; Bicycle: 15;

Transportation to work methods in Sound Beach

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Sound Beach.

There are 2,890 housing units, of which 2,753 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 1,996; Renter: 640; Vacant: 254; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 1,517; Not Mortgaged: 479;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Sound Beach

The median single family home value is $141,000.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; New York: $1,357; Sound Beach: $1,397;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; New York: $605; Sound Beach: $816;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 458; 1940 to 1949: 468; 1950 to 1959: 460; 1960 to 1969: 450; 1970 to 1979: 612; 1980 to 1989: 185; 1990 to 1994: 153; 1995 to 1998: 91; 1999 to March 2000: 13;

1.1% of homes lack plumbing and 0.9% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 2,365; Utility Gas: 117; Electricity: 92; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 53;

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