Students Receiving Free Lunch LI & NYS, 2001-2013
Percent of students receiving free lunch on Long Island and in NYS, 2001-2013
Major Industrial Clusters, Change in Employment Concentation, 2009-2014
Major industrial clusters in Long Island’s economy, 2009 – 1 Quarter 2014, change in employment concentration
Household Income Distribution, 2005-2013
Household income distribution of Long Island residents, 2005-2013
Sharp rise in reliance on food stamps begins to level off.
Poverty rates increase dramatically.
Long Island Railroad added 1.6 million passengers in 2013, while bus ridership declined in BOTH Nassau and Suffolk.
Poorer communities have significantly higher rates of preventable hospitalizations for a series of illnesses.
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.
Households with Housing Cost Burdens, 2000-2013
Long Island Households with Housing Cost Burdens, 2000-2013
Active Brownfield Sites LI & NYS, 2013
Active Brownfield sites on Lon Island compared to NYS, 2013
Highly Educated Teachers, 2006-2013
Percent of highly educated teachers on Long Island, 2006-2013
Growth in Wages over the Past 10 Years
Long Island wages continue a slight downward trend, while converging with U.S. wages which have risen slightly since the recession. U.S. average pay is on a par with Long Island in first the quarter of 2014.
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
Percent of Families Below the Federal Poverty Line, 2007-2013
Percent of Long Island families below the Federal poverty line, 2007-2013
Growth in Long Island’s GMP Compared to the US
Growth in Long Island’s GMP compared to the US, 2005-2013