North Babylon is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 17,565 people and four constituent neighborhoods, North Babylon is the 107th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in North Babylon 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Babylon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Babylon is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Babylon who work in office and administrative support (17.48%), management occupations (10.54%), and sales jobs (9.48%).
Also of interest is that North Babylon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Even though North Babylon 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.
The overall education level of North Babylon is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.70% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in North Babylon in 2010 was $34,050, 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 $136,200 for a family of four. However, North Babylon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
North Babylon is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call North Babylon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Babylon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. North Babylon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.66% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Babylon include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in North Babylon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.