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 95.46% 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 sales jobs (18.22%), healthcare (16.76%), and management occupations (15.97%).

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.

Because of many things, Old Westbury 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, Old Westbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Old Westbury 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.

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

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Old Westbury, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Old Westbury is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 72.15% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Old Westbury in 2010 was $72,907, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $291,628 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, Polish, German, and Irish.

Old Westbury also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.50%.

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