Greenlawn, NY
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Living in Greenlawn

Greenlawn is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 13,661 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Greenlawn is the 142nd 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 87.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Greenlawn is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenlawn who work in sales jobs (12.32%), management occupations (11.92%), and office and administrative support (9.58%).

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.

In Greenlawn, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.42 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 education level of Greenlawn ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Greenlawn, 46.47% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Greenlawn in 2018 was $45,617, 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 $182,468 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 17.74% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenlawn include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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