Lake Grove, NY
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Lake Grove is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,235 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lake Grove is the 169th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Lake Grove 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.

Lake Grove is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Grove is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Grove who work in sales jobs (14.06%), office and administrative support (13.75%), and management occupations (10.75%).

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

Lake Grove is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Lake Grove’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Lake Grove, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.72 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.

Despite being a small village, Lake Grove 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 education level of Lake Grove citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.25% of adults in Lake Grove have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lake Grove in 2010 was $38,573, 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 $154,292 for a family of four. However, Lake Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lake Grove is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Lake Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lake Grove also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.29% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Grove include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Lake Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.