Farmingdale, NY
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Farmingdale is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,688 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Farmingdale is the 216th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Farmingdale 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.

Farmingdale is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Farmingdale is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Farmingdale who work in office and administrative support (13.73%), management occupations (11.70%), and sales jobs (10.61%).

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

Even though Farmingdale is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The population of Farmingdale is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.63% of adults in Farmingdale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Farmingdale in 2010 was $36,525, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,100 for a family of four. However, Farmingdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Farmingdale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Farmingdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Farmingdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Farmingdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.07% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Farmingdale include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Farmingdale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.20%.

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