Lynbrook, NY
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Lynbrook is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,558 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lynbrook is the 89th largest community in New York. Lynbrook has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Lynbrook home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Lynbrook real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Lynbrook is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.79% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lynbrook is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lynbrook who work in office and administrative support (14.97%), management occupations (13.36%), and teaching (12.27%).

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

Lynbrook 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, Lynbrook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Lynbrook is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lynbrook, the average commute to work is 36.63 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of Lynbrook’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Despite being a small village, Lynbrook 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 population of Lynbrook is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.74% of adults in Lynbrook have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lynbrook in 2010 was $39,613, 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 $158,452 for a family of four.

Lynbrook is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Lynbrook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lynbrook residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lynbrook also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.67% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lynbrook include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Lynbrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.