Holbrook, NY


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Living in Holbrook

Holbrook is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 27,308 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Holbrook is the 57th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Holbrook are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Unlike some towns, Holbrook isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Holbrook are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Holbrook is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Holbrook who work in office and administrative support (17.41%), sales jobs (12.50%), and teaching (8.76%).

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

One downside of living in Holbrook is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Holbrook, the average commute to work is 30.87 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Holbrook use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Holbrook‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Holbrook citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.16% of adults in Holbrook have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Holbrook in 2010 was $38,919, 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 $155,676 for a family of four.

Holbrook is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Holbrook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Holbrook residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Holbrook also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.73% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Holbrook include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

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