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 (14.63%), sales jobs (10.81%), and healthcare (9.79%).

Because of many things, Elmont is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Elmont really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Elmont perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Elmont, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.16 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.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Elmont is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Elmont, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The overall education level of Elmont is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.73% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elmont in 2010 was $28,633, 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 $114,532 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 21.03% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elmont include Jamaican, Italian, German, and Irish.

Elmont also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 43.35%.

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