Great Neck is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,143 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Great Neck is the 187th largest community in New York.
Great Neck home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Great Neck real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Great Neck is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Great Neck is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Great Neck who work in sales jobs (20.42%), office and administrative support (12.68%), and management occupations (11.43%).
Also of interest is that Great Neck has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Great Neck is also a village of artists. Great Neck has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Great Neck’s character.
In addition, Great Neck is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Great Neck 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 village’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, Great Neck’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Great Neck is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Great Neck, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.07 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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.
In Great Neck, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Great Neck is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Great Neck, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Great Neck is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.14% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Great Neck in 2010 was $39,915, 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 $159,660 for a family of four. However, Great Neck contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Great Neck is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Great Neck home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Great Neck residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Great Neck include Russian, Polish, Irish, and Israeli.
Great Neck also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 36.32%.
The most common language spoken in Great Neck is English. Other important languages spoken here include Persian and Hebrew.