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 4,743 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Old Westbury a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Old Westbury has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Old Westbury’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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.

If knowledge is power, Old Westbury is a pretty powerful place. 72.15% of the adults in Old Westbury have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.