Syosset, NY
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Syosset profile


Living in Syosset


Syosset is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,114 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Syosset is the 97th largest community in New York.

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

Syosset is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Syosset is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Syosset who work in management occupations (14.42%), sales jobs (13.35%), and office and administrative support (11.83%).

Also of interest is that Syosset 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 Syosset telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.89% 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, Syosset is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Syosset 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, Syosset really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Syosset 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 Syosset is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Syosset, the average commute to work is 36.05 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Syosset is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Syosset is a pretty powerful place. 66.25% of the adults in Syosset 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 Syosset in 2018 was $66,061, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $264,244 for a family of four.

Syosset is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Syosset home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Syosset residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Syosset include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

Syosset also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.60%.

The most common language spoken in Syosset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.