Smithtown, NY
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Smithtown is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 26,615 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Smithtown is the 61st largest community in New York.

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

Smithtown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Smithtown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smithtown who work in office and administrative support (15.15%), management occupations (12.58%), and sales jobs (11.93%).

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

Because of many things, Smithtown 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, Smithtown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Smithtown 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Smithtown is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Smithtown area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Smithtown are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.55% of adults in Smithtown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Smithtown in 2010 was $45,869, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,476 for a family of four.

The people who call Smithtown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Smithtown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Smithtown include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

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