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 87.71% 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 (12.62%), sales jobs (12.38%), and office and administrative support (11.78%).

In addition, Bellmore is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bellmore, the average commute to work is 34.08 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.

Despite being a small town, Bellmore has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Bellmore is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.49% of adults in Bellmore have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Bellmore in 2010 was $47,397, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,588 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 Italian.