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Woodmere, NY
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Woodmere profile


Living in Woodmere



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 associated 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.

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 18.08% 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". 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.

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.

Woodmere is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Woodmere, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.22 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.

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. 65.82% 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 2018 was $61,468, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $245,872 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, European, and Italian.

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