Carmel, NY

Carmel profile

Living in Carmel

Carmel is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,939 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Carmel is the 81st largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns, Carmel isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Carmel are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carmel is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carmel who work in office and administrative support (14.97%), management occupations (10.93%), and sales jobs (10.87%).

Carmel 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, Carmel’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Carmel, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.37 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.

In Carmel, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Carmel is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The population of Carmel 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: 35.81% of adults in Carmel have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carmel in 2018 was $46,408, 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 $185,632 for a family of four.

Carmel is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Carmel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carmel residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Carmel also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.35% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carmel include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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