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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Baldwin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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. 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 35.97 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Baldwin use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Baldwin‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The citizens of Baldwin are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.
Baldwin also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.03%.
The most common language spoken in Baldwin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.