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 93.60% 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 (14.94%), sales jobs (14.26%), and office and administrative support (11.72%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.35% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Albertson is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Albertson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Albertson perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Albertson, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.22 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small town, Albertson has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Albertson is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.77% of adults in Albertson have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Albertson in 2010 was $39,231, 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 $156,924 for a family of four. However, Albertson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Albertson's cultural character, accounting for 29.92% of the town’s population.

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

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