New Hyde Park, NY
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New Hyde Park is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,811 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, New Hyde Park is the 191st largest community in New York.

New Hyde Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but New Hyde Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Hyde Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Hyde Park is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Hyde Park who work in healthcare (13.08%), office and administrative support (10.92%), and sales jobs (10.88%).

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

Because of many things, New Hyde Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, New Hyde Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is New Hyde Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in New Hyde Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In New Hyde Park, the average commute to work is 33.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

The citizens of New Hyde Park are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.05% of adults in New Hyde Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in New Hyde Park in 2010 was $35,118, 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 $140,472 for a family of four.

New Hyde Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call New Hyde Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Hyde Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. New Hyde Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.53% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Hyde Park include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

New Hyde Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.05%.

The most common language spoken in New Hyde Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.