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Bayside is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York in the United States. It is one of New York's most ethnically diverse commuter towns, though inside the City limits


The Bayside population is predominantly White with Greek, Italian, Irish, Albanian, and Russian residents with Asian residents (more specifically Koreans), following. Out of the 34,539 residents of Bayside (zip code 11361) as of the 2000 census, 61.7% of residents were born in the United States, and 37.1% were foreign-born. Half of Bayside households speak English only at home, while the other half speak non-English languages in their households.

Bayside contains 13,977 housing units. The majority of Bayside residents are part of family households, with an average household size of 2.54 individuals. The median age of Bayside's citizens is 41.5 years, and 18.1% of residents are senior citizens. 86.6% of residents age 25 and over have at least graduated from high school, while 38.4% have a bachelor's degree or higher, making Bayside a more educated community than the average American neighborhood.

It is a Upper-Middle class neigborhood, with many wealthy residents. The homes range from about 500,000 to 2 million and can go higher. The median household income as of 2005 is $80,000, and 88% of all households own at least one car.

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