Despite Kings Park attractions, proximity to bluffs and beaches, and a train station that goes right into New York City, the rental market in Kings Park makes up a small slice of the local real estate, Census data show.
According to the U.S. Census Department American Community Survey Estimates, out of Kings Park's 6,226 housing units, 1,056 are rentals, representing 16 percent of the total housing market. The latest ACS estimates are based on data from 2007-2011 and do not include numbers for "illegal" apartments and rentals.
Nationally, rentals make up about 45 percent of the housing stock, according to the Census.
According to the ACS, the majority of the rentals in Kings Park are occupied by locals identifying themselves as white, renting 889 units. Hispanic members in the community make up the second largest rental demographic, renting 88 units in town.
See the chart below and let us know in the comments if you'd like to see a larger rental stock in Kings Park.TotalOwner occupiedRenter occupied White 5,916 5,027 889 Black or African American 10 10 0 American Indian and Alaska Native 11 11 0 Asian 50 22 28 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 Some Other Race 51 0 51 Two Or More Races 0 0 0 Hispanic or Latino 188 100 88