Plainview, NY
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Plainview is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 26,613 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Plainview is the 63rd largest community in New York.

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

Plainview is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plainview is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainview who work in sales jobs (13.76%), management occupations (12.37%), and business and financial occupations (11.86%).

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

In addition, Plainview is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Plainview 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, Plainview really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Plainview 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 Plainview, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.69 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Plainview use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Plainview‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Plainview, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Plainview is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 64.08% 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 Plainview in 2010 was $61,374, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $245,496 for a family of four.

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

In addition, Plainview has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.72%).

The most common language spoken in Plainview is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Langs. of India.