Holbrook, NY
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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 (15.87%), sales jobs (12.59%), and management occupations (8.08%).

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.

In Holbrook, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.82 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Holbrook is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Holbrook area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Holbrook citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.55% of adults in Holbrook have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Holbrook in 2010 was $37,557, 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 $150,228 for a family of four.

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 11.87% 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.