Old Westbury, NY
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Old Westbury is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,678 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Old Westbury is the 342nd largest community in New York.

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

Old Westbury is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Old Westbury is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Westbury who work in management occupations (16.20%), sales jobs (14.94%), and healthcare (14.05%).

Old Westbury is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Old Westbury to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

Even though Old Westbury is a smaller village, 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Old Westbury. 71.15% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Old Westbury in 2010 was $69,322, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $277,288 for a family of four.

Old Westbury is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Old Westbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Old Westbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Old Westbury include Russian, German, Irish, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Old Westbury's cultural character, accounting for 21.98% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Old Westbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.