Melville, NY
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Melville is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,121 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Melville is the 92nd largest community in New York.

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.

Melville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Melville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Melville who work in sales jobs (18.67%), office and administrative support (15.14%), and management occupations (13.01%).

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

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

In Melville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.42 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.

Despite being a small town, Melville 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.

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 54.43% 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 2010 was $60,414, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $241,656 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 Russian, Polish, German, and Irish.

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