Malverne, NY
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Malverne is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,571 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Malverne is the 209th largest community in New York.

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

Malverne is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Malverne is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Malverne who work in teaching (14.41%), management occupations (12.42%), and office and administrative support (10.54%).

Of important note, Malverne is also a village of artists. Malverne has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Malverne’s character.

In addition, Malverne is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Malverne 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, Malverne really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Malverne 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 Malverne is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Malverne, the average commute to work is 34.49 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 Malverne’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Even though Malverne 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 citizens of Malverne are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.72% of adults in Malverne have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Malverne in 2010 was $48,289, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $193,156 for a family of four.

The people who call Malverne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Malverne residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Malverne include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

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