Brentwood, NY
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Brentwood is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 60,886 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Brentwood is the 15th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Brentwood 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.

When you are in Brentwood, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.40% of Brentwood’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Brentwood is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brentwood who work in office and administrative support (11.93%), maintenance occupations (9.49%), and sales jobs (9.38%).

For the size of the town, public transportation in Brentwood is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking taxis. For Brentwood, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In Brentwood, just 12.59% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Brentwood in 2010 was $20,452, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,808 for a family of four. However, Brentwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brentwood is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Brentwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Brentwood, accounting for 67.95% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Brentwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brentwood include Irish, Haitian, German, and Jamaican.

Brentwood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 42.43%.

The most common language spoken in Brentwood is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French Creole.