Albertson, NY
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Albertson is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,241 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Albertson is the 312th largest community in New York.

Albertson home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Albertson real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Albertson is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Albertson is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Albertson who work in management occupations (14.84%), sales jobs (14.17%), and office and administrative support (12.13%).

Albertson is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Albertson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Albertson, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.74 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Albertson is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Albertson ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Albertson, 48.94% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Albertson in 2010 was $41,503, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,012 for a family of four.

Albertson is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Albertson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Albertson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Albertson include Irish, Polish, German, and English.

Albertson also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.38%.

The most common language spoken in Albertson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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