Nanuet, NY
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Nanuet is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 18,484 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Nanuet is the 105th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Nanuet are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Nanuet is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Nanuet is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nanuet who work in sales jobs (13.25%), office and administrative support (12.43%), and management occupations (11.48%).

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

One downside of living in Nanuet, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.52 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.

In Nanuet, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Nanuet is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Nanuet ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Nanuet, 40.54% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Nanuet in 2010 was $39,183, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,732 for a family of four.

Nanuet is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Nanuet home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nanuet residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Nanuet also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.87% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Nanuet include Irish, German, Haitian, and Polish.

Nanuet also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.06%.

The most common language spoken in Nanuet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.