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. Much of the housing stock in Lynbrook was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Housing costs in Lynbrook 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.
Lynbrook is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.29% 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 (17.51%), management occupations (12.61%), and teaching (11.12%).
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 35.85 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.
Even though Lynbrook is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Lynbrook citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.98% of adults in Lynbrook have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lynbrook in 2010 was $39,059, 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 $156,236 for a family of four.
Lynbrook is a somewhat 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 13.85% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lynbrook include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lynbrook's cultural character, accounting for 15.79% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lynbrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.