Most Expensive Merrick Neighborhoods
Merrick is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 22,405 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Merrick is the 75th largest community in New York.
Merrick home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Merrick real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Merrick is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Merrick is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Merrick who work in management occupations (15.00%), office and administrative support (13.88%) and sales jobs (13.52%).
Also of interest is that Merrick has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Merrick 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.
Because of many things, Merrick is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Merrick 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, Merrick has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Merrick’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Merrick is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Merrick, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.60 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Merrick is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Merrick area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Merrick is a pretty powerful place. 58.18% of the adults in Merrick 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 Merrick in 2010 was $54,064, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $216,256 for a family of four.
The people who call Merrick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Merrick residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Merrick include Italian, Irish, German, Russian, Polish and English.
The most common language spoken in Merrick is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||6,961|
|MERRICK HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||94.75%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||5.25%|
|TYPE OF MERRICK HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||94.91%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||1.05%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||1.88%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||2.03%|
|SIZE OF MERRICK HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||14.97%|
|AGE OF MERRICK HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.30%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||10.71%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||63.40%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||22.59%|
|MERRICK REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$555,381|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,130|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||1.45%|
|$54,001 - $107,000||0.71%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||0.92%|
|$214,001 - $321,000||2.59%|
|$321,001 - $428,000||17.70%|
|$428,001 - $535,000||23.15%|
|$535,001 - $803,000||39.84%|
|$803,001 - $1,070,000||9.09%|
|PEOPLE OF MERRICK||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.65%|
|5 TO 17||19.10%|
|18 TO 24||8.47%|
|25 TO 34||8.46%|
|35 TO 54||30.02%|
|55 TO 64||15.65%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.64%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.82%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$133,047|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$54,064|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.69%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (15.47%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (12.37%)
Public Service (4.27%)
Information Technology (3.45%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.90%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.02%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.34%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.07%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||7.73%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (19.88%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (85.59%)
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