Babylon, NY
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Babylon 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 12,161 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Babylon is the 153rd largest community in New York.

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

Babylon is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Babylon is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Babylon who work in management occupations (15.67%), teaching (12.37%), and office and administrative support (11.46%).

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

In addition, Babylon is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Babylon 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, Babylon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Babylon 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.

Babylon is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Babylon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.06 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.

Despite being a small village, Babylon 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.

The education level of Babylon ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Babylon, 42.60% 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 Babylon in 2010 was $45,614, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,456 for a family of four.

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

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