Nassau, NY


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Living in Nassau

Nassau is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,124 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Nassau is the 706th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Nassau was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Nassau is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Nassau is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nassau who work in office and administrative support (20.72%), sales jobs (9.19%), and management occupations (8.83%).

Overall, Nassau’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The citizens of Nassau are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.51% of adults in Nassau having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Nassau in 2010 was $29,855, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,420 for a family of four. However, Nassau contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Nassau home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nassau residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Nassau include German, English, Italian, and French .

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