Greenlawn, NY
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Greenlawn is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 13,841 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Greenlawn is the 139th largest community in New York.

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

Greenlawn is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Greenlawn is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenlawn who work in management occupations (14.89%), office and administrative support (14.30%), and sales jobs (12.54%).

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

Because of many things, Greenlawn is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Greenlawn a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Greenlawn has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Greenlawn’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Greenlawn, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.96 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.

Even though Greenlawn 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.

The citizens of Greenlawn are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.27% of adults in Greenlawn have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greenlawn in 2010 was $39,505, 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 $158,020 for a family of four. However, Greenlawn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Greenlawn is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Greenlawn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greenlawn residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Greenlawn also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.02% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenlawn include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Greenlawn has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.67%).

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