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Roslyn Heights, NY
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Roslyn Heights profile

Living in Roslyn Heights

Roslyn Heights is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,747 people and two associated neighborhoods, Roslyn Heights is the 258th 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.

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

A relatively large number of people in Roslyn Heights telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.53% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Roslyn Heights is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Roslyn Heights is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Roslyn Heights a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Roslyn Heights has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 35.17 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, Roslyn Heights has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Roslyn Heights is a pretty powerful place. 66.85% of the adults in Roslyn Heights 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 Roslyn Heights in 2018 was $78,697, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $314,788 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. Important ancestries of people in Roslyn Heights include Italian, Irish, Iranian, Russian, and Greek.

Roslyn Heights also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 27.22%.

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

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