Baldwin, NY
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Baldwin is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 24,368 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Baldwin is the 68th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Baldwin 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 towns, Baldwin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Baldwin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Baldwin is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Baldwin who work in office and administrative support (13.67%), management occupations (11.48%), and sales jobs (11.10%).

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

Baldwin 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Baldwin, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.00 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Baldwin is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Baldwin area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Baldwin are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.03% of adults in Baldwin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Baldwin in 2010 was $33,550, 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 $134,200 for a family of four. However, Baldwin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Baldwin is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Baldwin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Baldwin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Baldwin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.55% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Baldwin include Italian, German, Haitian, and Jamaican.

In addition, Baldwin has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.81%).

The most common language spoken in Baldwin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.