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Glen Head, NY
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Living in Glen Head

Glen Head is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,837 people and two associated neighborhoods, Glen Head is the 335th largest community in New York.

Glen Head home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Glen Head real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.53% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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

One downside of living in Glen Head is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Glen Head, the average commute to work is 31.36 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Glen Head is a smaller town, 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Glen Head. 60.37% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Glen Head in 2018 was $74,694, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $298,776 for a family of four. However, Glen Head contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glen Head is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Glen Head home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Head residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Glen Head also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.10% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glen Head include Italian, German, Irish, Polish, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Glen Head's cultural character, accounting for 15.75% of the town’s population.

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

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