Plainview, NY

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Living in Plainview

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 91.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plainview is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainview who work in sales jobs (13.07%), business and financial occupations (12.49%), and management occupations (12.17%).

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.

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.

One downside of living in Plainview, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.28 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Plainview is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Plainview area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Plainview is a pretty powerful place. 64.62% of the adults in Plainview 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 Plainview in 2018 was $62,210, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $248,840 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, Irish, Polish, and German.

Plainview also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.69%.

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