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 94.21% 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 (19.94%), office and administrative support (16.15%), and management occupations (12.35%).

Because of many things, Melville 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, Melville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Melville 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.

In Melville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.74 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Melville. 54.77% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Melville in 2010 was $64,491, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $257,964 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, Irish, and German.

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