Woodmere 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 18,669 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Woodmere is the 98th 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 93.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodmere is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodmere who work in healthcare (14.11%), management occupations (13.29%), and office and administrative support (12.89%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Woodmere telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.64% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, 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.
One of the nice things about Woodmere 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 Woodmere is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Woodmere, the average commute to work is 36.99 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Woodmere, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Woodmere 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 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 65.01% 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 2018 was $54,626, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,504 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 Polish, Russian, Eastern European, Italian, and Hungarian.
The most common language spoken in Woodmere is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.