Amityville, NY
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Amityville is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,486 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Amityville is the 192nd largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Amityville are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Unlike some villages, Amityville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Amityville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Amityville is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Amityville who work in office and administrative support (12.58%), management occupations (10.49%), and sales jobs (9.17%).

Also of interest is that Amityville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the nice things about Amityville is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In Amityville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.47 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.

In Amityville, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Amityville is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The population of Amityville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.65% of adults in Amityville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Amityville in 2010 was $36,702, 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 $146,808 for a family of four. However, Amityville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Amityville is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Amityville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Amityville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Amityville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.81% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Amityville include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Amityville's cultural character, accounting for 16.19% of the village’s population.

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