Roslyn Heights, NY
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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 constituent 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.98% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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". 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Roslyn Heights really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Roslyn Heights perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Roslyn Heights, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.20 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.

If knowledge is power, Roslyn Heights is a pretty powerful place. 64.62% 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 $72,897, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $291,588 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 10.59% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roslyn Heights include Iranian, Italian, Irish, Russian, and Greek.

In addition, Roslyn Heights has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.96%).

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

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