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Roosevelt, NY
Real Estate & Demographic Data

Roosevelt profile

Living in Roosevelt

Roosevelt is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 18,066 people and three associated neighborhoods, Roosevelt is the 105th 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.

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

One downside of living in Roosevelt is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Roosevelt, the average commute to work is 33.93 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Roosevelt’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

In Roosevelt, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Roosevelt is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The population of Roosevelt overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Roosevelt, 24.14% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Roosevelt in 2018 was $35,132, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,528 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 Asian. Roosevelt also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.80% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roosevelt include Jamaican, Haitian, Irish, Trinidadian and Tobagonian, and African.

Roosevelt also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 36.00%.

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