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 94.76% 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 (20.49%), office and administrative support (15.75%), and management occupations (12.35%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.79% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
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 31.53 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.
Even though Melville is a smaller town, 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Melville. 56.56% 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 2018 was $65,454, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $261,816 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, German, Russian, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Melville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.