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Melville, NY
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Melville profile

Living in Melville

Melville is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,284 people and five associated neighborhoods, Melville is the 93rd largest community in New York. Melville has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Melville, where the median household income is $146,302.00.

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

A relatively large number of people in Melville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.97% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Melville 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.

In Melville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.23 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.

In Melville, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Melville is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Melville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Melville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.06% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Melville in 2018 was $85,127, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $340,508 for a family of four.

Melville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Melville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Melville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Melville include Italian, Irish, German, Eastern European, and Greek.

The most common language spoken in Melville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.