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 85.96% 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 (14.57%), office and administrative support (14.09%), and sales jobs (10.42%).

Because of many things, Greenlawn is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Greenlawn really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Greenlawn perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Greenlawn is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Greenlawn, the average commute to work is 31.35 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.

In Greenlawn, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Greenlawn is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Greenlawn are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.29% of adults in Greenlawn have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greenlawn in 2010 was $37,974, 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 $151,896 for a family of four. However, Greenlawn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Greenlawn is an extremely 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 14.71% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenlawn include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Greenlawn also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.04%.

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