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.
Baldwin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Baldwin is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Baldwin who work in office and administrative support (14.71%), management occupations (11.34%), and sales jobs (10.67%).
Baldwin 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, Baldwin’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Baldwin is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Baldwin, the average commute to work is 35.97 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Baldwin’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Baldwin is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Baldwin, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Baldwin citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.08% of adults in Baldwin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Baldwin in 2010 was $33,532, 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 $134,128 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 25.37% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Baldwin include Italian, German, Jamaican, and Haitian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Baldwin's cultural character, accounting for 25.03% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Baldwin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.