Elmont, NY
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Elmont is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 33,660 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Elmont is the 34th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Elmont 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, Elmont isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elmont are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elmont is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmont who work in office and administrative support (15.58%), healthcare (10.24%), and sales jobs (9.49%).

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

In Elmont, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.11 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, Elmont 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 bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Elmont area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The overall education level of Elmont is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.80% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elmont in 2010 was $28,916, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,664 for a family of four. However, Elmont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elmont is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Elmont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elmont residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Elmont also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elmont include Jamaican, Italian, German, and Irish.

In addition, Elmont has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (44.07%).

The most common language spoken in Elmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.