Lindenhurst is a medium-sized coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 27,277 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Lindenhurst is the 56th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Lindenhurst 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 villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lindenhurst is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lindenhurst is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lindenhurst who work in office and administrative support (17.03%), sales jobs (12.40%), and management occupations (6.52%).
One of the nice things about Lindenhurst is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Lindenhurst, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.48 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Lindenhurst use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Lindenhurst‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The citizens of Lindenhurst are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.76% of adults in Lindenhurst having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lindenhurst in 2010 was $33,359, 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 $133,436 for a family of four. However, Lindenhurst contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lindenhurst is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Lindenhurst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lindenhurst residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lindenhurst also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.38% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lindenhurst include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
In addition, Lindenhurst has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.07%).
The most common language spoken in Lindenhurst is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.