Roosevelt, NY
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Roosevelt is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 16,484 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Roosevelt is the 114th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Roosevelt are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Unlike some towns, Roosevelt isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Roosevelt are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Roosevelt is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Roosevelt who work in office and administrative support (15.58%), maintenance occupations (10.96%), and sales jobs (10.61%).

In Roosevelt, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.94 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.

Despite being a small town, Roosevelt has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of adults in Roosevelt with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.75% of adults in Roosevelt have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Roosevelt in 2010 was $20,359, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,436 for a family of four. However, Roosevelt contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Roosevelt is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Roosevelt home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Roosevelt residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Roosevelt also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.43% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roosevelt include Haitian, African, English, and Irish.

Roosevelt also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.39%.

The most common language spoken in Roosevelt is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.