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Syosset, NY
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Syosset profile

Living in Syosset

Syosset is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,259 people and five associated neighborhoods, Syosset is the 94th 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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 19.04% 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, Syosset 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.

Syosset is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Syosset’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Syosset is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Syosset, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.05 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.

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. 68.84% 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 $74,045, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $296,180 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.

In addition, Syosset has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.92%).

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