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.
Housing costs in Bethpage are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Bethpage is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.07% 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 (16.27%), sales jobs (11.37%), and teaching (10.87%).
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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bethpage 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, Bethpage has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bethpage’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Bethpage, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.58 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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: 36.72% of adults in Bethpage have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bethpage in 2010 was $40,879, 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 $163,516 for a family of four.
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.