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 89.24% 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 teaching (15.25%), management occupations (12.40%), and office and administrative support (12.27%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.05% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bellmore a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bellmore has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bellmore’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Bellmore 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 Bellmore, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.96 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Bellmore, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bellmore is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.67% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bellmore in 2010 was $48,843, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,372 for a family of four.

Bellmore is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 English.

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