Levittown is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 52,603 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Levittown is the 18th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Levittown 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.
Levittown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Levittown is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Levittown who work in office and administrative support (18.40%), sales jobs (11.41%), and teaching (9.27%).
Also of interest is that Levittown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Levittown is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Levittown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Levittown perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Levittown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Levittown, the average commute to work is 30.75 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.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Levittown is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Levittown, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
In terms of college education, Levittown is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.65% of adults in Levittown have a college degree.
The per capita income in Levittown in 2010 was $36,090, 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 $144,360 for a family of four.
Levittown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Levittown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Levittown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Levittown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.85% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Levittown include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Levittown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.