Holtsville, NY
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Holtsville is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,830 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Holtsville is the 87th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Holtsville 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, Holtsville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Holtsville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Holtsville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Holtsville who work in office and administrative support (18.30%), sales jobs (10.19%), and management occupations (9.65%).

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

Because of many things, Holtsville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Holtsville 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, Holtsville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Holtsville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Holtsville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Holtsville, the average commute to work is 33.05 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.

Despite being a small town, Holtsville has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The overall education level of Holtsville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.62% of adults in Holtsville have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Holtsville in 2010 was $36,678, 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 $146,712 for a family of four.

The people who call Holtsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Holtsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Holtsville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.26% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Holtsville include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

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