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 91.95% 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 (14.93%), sales jobs (13.82%), and management occupations (12.32%).

In addition, Woodmere 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.

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 downside of living in Woodmere, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.83 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Woodmere. 63.72% 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 Woodmere in 2010 was $48,827, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,308 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, Italian, Eastern European, and German.

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