Carmel, NY
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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.

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 (18.86%), sales jobs (11.08%), and management occupations (9.02%).

Overall, Carmel’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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.

In Carmel, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.30 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Carmel use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Carmel‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Carmel citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.29% of adults in Carmel have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Carmel in 2010 was $39,739, 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 $158,956 for a family of four. However, Carmel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 13.93% 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 Chinese.