Carmel is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,144 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Carmel is the 81st largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Carmel 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.
Carmel is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (17.89%), sales jobs (11.53%), and management occupations (9.28%).
The overall crime rate in Carmel is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Carmel is worth considering.
One downside of living in Carmel is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Carmel, the average commute to work is 37.22 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.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Carmel is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Carmel, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
In terms of college education, Carmel is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.93% of adults in Carmel have a college degree.
The per capita income in Carmel in 2010 was $38,113, 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 $152,452 for a family of four. However, Carmel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Carmel is a somewhat 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 12.11% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carmel include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Carmel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.