Farmingville, NY
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Farmingville is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 15,579 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Farmingville is the 123rd largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Farmingville 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Farmingville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Farmingville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Farmingville who work in office and administrative support (15.29%), management occupations (11.86%), and sales jobs (10.29%).

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

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

One downside of living in Farmingville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.86 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.

Despite being a small town, Farmingville 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 Farmingville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.11% of adults in Farmingville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Farmingville in 2010 was $33,130, 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 $132,520 for a family of four. However, Farmingville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Farmingville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Farmingville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Farmingville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.30% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Farmingville include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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