Melville, NY
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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 constituent neighborhoods, Melville is the 93rd largest community in New York. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Melville, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Melville, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Melville’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Melville does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $111,734.00.

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.

Melville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Melville is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Melville who work in management occupations (16.51%), sales jobs (15.74%), and office and administrative support (14.41%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.44% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Melville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Melville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Melville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 31.01 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.

If knowledge is power, Melville is a pretty powerful place. 56.85% of the adults in Melville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Melville in 2018 was $65,048, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $260,192 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, Russian, and Polish.

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