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 (17.69%), sales jobs (12.24%), and management occupations (7.65%).
Lindenhurst is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Lindenhurst, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.11 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Lindenhurst is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lindenhurst area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Lindenhurst citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.88% of adults in Lindenhurst have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lindenhurst in 2010 was $33,254, 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 $133,016 for a family of four. However, Lindenhurst contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Lindenhurst also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.15% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lindenhurst include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
Lindenhurst also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.51%.
The most common language spoken in Lindenhurst is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.