Levittown, NY


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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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Levittown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (17.68%), sales jobs (11.86%), and teaching (9.51%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.18 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

The overall education level of Levittown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.29% of adults in Levittown have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Levittown in 2010 was $35,783, 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 $143,132 for a family of four.

Levittown is a very 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 12.12% 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.