Woodmere, NY
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Woodmere is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 17,241 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Woodmere is the 110th largest community in New York.

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

Woodmere is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodmere is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodmere who work in sales jobs (14.27%), teaching (14.23%), and healthcare (13.35%).

In addition, Woodmere 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.

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

In Woodmere, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.62 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, Woodmere 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Woodmere, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Woodmere is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.72% 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 Woodmere in 2010 was $49,929, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,716 for a family of four.

The people who call Woodmere home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodmere residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Woodmere include Russian, Italian, Eastern European, and German.

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