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 93.26% 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 (16.93%), sales jobs (13.36%), and office and administrative support (11.94%).

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 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.

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 36.15 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.

Despite being a small town, Syosset has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Syosset. 63.28% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Syosset in 2010 was $59,140, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $236,560 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Syosset's cultural character, accounting for 21.30% of the town’s population.

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