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Commack, NY
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Living in Commack


Commack is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 36,536 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Commack is the 30th 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 90.51% 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 (12.64%), sales jobs (12.56%), and management occupations (12.34%).

Also of interest is that Commack has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.79% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Commack is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Commack a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Commack has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 32.20 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.

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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Commack, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Commack is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.05% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Commack in 2018 was $59,247, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $236,988 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 Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

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