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 90.58% 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 teaching (14.34%), management occupations (13.47%), and sales jobs (11.81%).

Also of interest is that Woodmere has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Woodmere a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Woodmere has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Woodmere’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Woodmere, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.21 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.

Even though Woodmere 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, Woodmere is a pretty powerful place. 62.81% of the adults in Woodmere 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 Woodmere in 2010 was $47,040, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,160 for a family of four.

Woodmere is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, Eastern European, Italian, and German.

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