Commack, NY
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Commack is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 36,343 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Commack is the 29th largest community in New York.

Commack home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Commack real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Commack is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Commack is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Commack who work in office and administrative support (13.60%), management occupations (13.23%), and teaching (11.54%).

Commack 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, Commack’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Commack, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.73 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 Commack use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Commack‘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 Commack ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Commack, 48.79% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Commack in 2010 was $44,040, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,160 for a family of four.

Commack is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Commack home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Commack residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Commack include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

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