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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carmel is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carmel is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carmel who work in office and administrative support (13.73%), management occupations (11.56%), and sales jobs (9.52%).

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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Carmel has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Carmel has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Carmel than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Carmel may be for you.

One downside of living in Carmel, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.38 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 education level of Carmel citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.81% of adults in Carmel have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carmel in 2018 was $48,328, 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 $193,312 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 16.68% 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.