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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (15.56%), management occupations (11.17%), and teaching (10.41%).

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.

Despite being a small village, Farmingdale has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Farmingdale citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.05% of adults in Farmingdale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Farmingdale in 2010 was $37,890, 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 $151,560 for a family of four. However, Farmingdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Farmingdale is a very 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 14.91% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Farmingdale include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Farmingdale has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.92%).

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