Syosset, NY
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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 92.35% 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 (16.89%), sales jobs (13.29%), and office and administrative support (11.95%).

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.

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.

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.

In Syosset, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Syosset, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Syosset 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 Syosset, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Syosset is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 63.71% 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 Syosset in 2010 was $60,654, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $242,616 for a family of four.

Syosset is a very 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 Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.

Syosset also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.63%.

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