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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.05% 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.
Bellmore 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, 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.
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.
If knowledge is power, Bellmore is a pretty powerful place. 50.67% of the adults in Bellmore have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.