Bethpage, NY
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Bethpage is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 16,677 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bethpage is the 113th largest community in New York.

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

Bethpage is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bethpage is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bethpage who work in office and administrative support (16.26%), sales jobs (12.57%), and management occupations (10.38%).

Also of interest is that Bethpage has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Bethpage 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, Bethpage really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bethpage 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 downside of living in Bethpage is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bethpage, the average commute to work is 30.58 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.

Even though Bethpage 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 population of Bethpage is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.42% of adults in Bethpage have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bethpage in 2010 was $42,126, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,504 for a family of four.

Bethpage is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bethpage home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bethpage residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bethpage include Irish, German, Polish, and Greek.

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