Pre-K Availability on Long Island
Map showing pre-K availability on Long Island by school district.
Families and Children Living in Poverty
Poverty and inequality among Long Island children.
Long Island’s Transformation
Interactive maps of Long Island from 1970-2010 show historical trends in population growth, demographics, education, income, and employment.
Long Island’s Future: Executive Summary
A summary of the original study, examining the impacts of Long Island-wide initiatives that could address some of the region’s most intractable issues.
Long Island’s Future: Economic Implications of Today’s Choices
This study examines the impacts of Long Island-wide initiatives that could address some of the region’s most intractable issues.
Still Separate & Not Getting More Equal
The persistence of economic and racial inequalities in education on Long Island.
Racial Composition by Poverty Level, 2013
Racial composition by level of poverty in Long Island schools, 2013
Poverty rates increase dramatically.
Known sites of environmental contamination are located in 136 Long Island communities.
After a slight decline between 2006 and 2007, College Readiness has been essentially flat. Through 2013, there is a sizable gap in the performance between high and low poverty schools.
Teacher Education and Turnover
Long Island teachers tend to surpass New York State with greater educational preparedness. Turnover rates on Long Island were higher than NYS during the post-recession years, but returned to the State level in 2013.
Academic Performance: 4th Grade & 8th Grade
Overall Long Island schools’ 4th Grade English Language Arts performance results exceed New York State. The gap between low-poverty and high-poverty schools, narrowed until 2009, but has since increased. 8th Grade Math results continue to exceed New York State. Performance for high-poverty schools improved until 2009. Dramatic declines were seen in 2013.
English Language Learners
Students with Limited English Proficiency are disproportionately taught in high-poverty districts.
Race and Ethnicity
The racial and ethnic composition of Long Island schools is also noteworthy as Long Island remains one of the most residentially segregated areas of the United States.
While overall poverty levels on Long Island are lower than NYS as a whole, poverty in Long Schools is increasing.
Housing prices have increased, with the average single-family home selling for $378,500, while the average household income held steady at $90,800.
Long Island’s Changing Population
Why is this important? The level of population growth is a fundamental benchmark of how attractive Long Island is as a place to live. New residents require more housing and services, but can also add to the vibrancy of growing communities, increase sales for local businesses and provide additional tax revenues. Growth in the working
Household Income Distribution
Median household income continue to decline at the middle and bottom while rising at the top.
Teacher Turnover Rate on LI, 2006-2013
School Poverty on Long Island: turnover rate among teachers, 2006-2013
Change in Total Population Nassau/Suffolk
Change in total population in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, 2000-2013
Gross Metropolitan Product
Long Island’s economy continues to show signs of growth since the recession. However, growth has lagged behind the U.S. GDP as a whole.
Ratio of Median Sales Price to Median Household Income, 2000-2013
Ratio of median sales price to median household income on Long Island, 2000-2013
Percent Passing English 4 on LI, 2006 – 2013
School Poverty on Long Island: Percent of students passing English 4, 2006-2013
Household Income Distribution, 2005-2013
Household income distribution of Long Island residents, 2005-2013
Building Permits Issued, 1980-2013
Building permits issued on Long Island, 1980-2013