Roslyn Heights, NY
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Roslyn Heights is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,652 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Roslyn Heights is the 264th largest community in New York.

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

Roslyn Heights is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Roslyn Heights is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roslyn Heights who work in management occupations (15.48%), healthcare (12.15%), and sales jobs (11.97%).

In addition, Roslyn Heights is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Roslyn Heights is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Roslyn Heights’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Roslyn Heights, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.53 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.

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

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Roslyn Heights, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Roslyn Heights is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.77% 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 Roslyn Heights in 2010 was $49,790, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,160 for a family of four.

Roslyn Heights is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Roslyn Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Roslyn Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Roslyn Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.14% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roslyn Heights include Iranian, Russian, Irish, and Polish.

In addition, Roslyn Heights has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.63%).

The most common language spoken in Roslyn Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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