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 91.98% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Roslyn Heights is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roslyn Heights who work in healthcare (15.98%), management occupations (14.98%), and office and administrative support (12.33%).

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.

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.

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.

One downside of living in Roslyn Heights, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.58 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.

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 60.15% 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 $59,987, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $239,948 for a family of four. However, Roslyn Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 14.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roslyn Heights include Italian, Iranian, Russian, German, and Polish.

In addition, Roslyn Heights has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (30.27%).

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


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