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 88.47% 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 management occupations (13.37%), office and administrative support (13.17%), and teaching (11.70%).

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.

One downside of living in Commack, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.77 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Commack is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Commack area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Commack is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.26% of adults in Commack have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Commack in 2010 was $45,042, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,168 for a family of four.

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.