Old Westbury, NY
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Living in Old Westbury


Old Westbury is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,614 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 93.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Old Westbury is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Westbury who work in management occupations (15.37%), sales jobs (15.32%), and healthcare (15.14%).

Also of interest is that Old Westbury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.37% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Old Westbury is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Old Westbury to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

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 is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Old Westbury is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Old Westbury, the average commute to work is 33.04 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 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 75.62% 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 2018 was $84,089, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $336,356 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 Italian, Irish, Polish, Russian, and German.

In addition, Old Westbury has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.19%).

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