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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Roosevelt is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (17.31%), maintenance occupations (11.03%), and sales jobs (9.77%).
One downside of living in Roosevelt, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.30 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.
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 people in Roosevelt with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.71% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Roosevelt in 2010 was $21,818, which is low income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,272 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 35.07% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roosevelt include Haitian, African, Guyanese, and Nigerian.
In addition, Roosevelt has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.17%).
The most common language spoken in Roosevelt is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.