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 88.62% 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 (18.38%), management occupations (14.38%), and office and administrative support (11.13%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.67% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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. 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 Bellmore is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bellmore, the average commute to work is 34.46 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 Bellmore, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Bellmore is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other 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 53.31% 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 2018 was $50,721, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $202,884 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 Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Bellmore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.