Old Westbury is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,757 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 95.30% 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 healthcare (17.52%), management occupations (15.98%), and sales jobs (14.75%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.73% 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 where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Old Westbury area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Old Westbury maintain a good economy.
Old Westbury is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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. 76.57% 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 $75,045, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $300,180 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, German, and Russian.
In addition, Old Westbury has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.38%).
The most common language spoken in Old Westbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.