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 (17.39%), management occupations (11.32%), and sales jobs (9.49%).
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.
One downside of living in North Babylon is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In North Babylon, the average commute to work is 30.34 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In North Babylon, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though North Babylon is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The percentage of people in North Babylon who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.68% of adults in North Babylon have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in North Babylon in 2010 was $34,019, 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 $136,076 for a family of four.
North Babylon is a somewhat 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 14.16% 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 Italian.