Bellmore, NY
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Bellmore 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 16,444 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bellmore is the 115th largest community in New York.

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

Bellmore is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bellmore is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellmore who work in sales jobs (13.45%), office and administrative support (13.20%), and management occupations (10.98%).

In addition, Bellmore 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, Bellmore 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, Bellmore really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bellmore 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.

One of the nice things about Bellmore 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.

One downside of living in Bellmore, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.81 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.

Even though Bellmore is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Bellmore are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.16% of adults in Bellmore 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 Bellmore in 2010 was $46,692, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,768 for a family of four.

The people who call Bellmore home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bellmore residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bellmore include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

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