Brentwood, NY

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Living in Brentwood

Brentwood is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 60,886 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Brentwood is the 15th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Brentwood are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Unlike some towns, Brentwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brentwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brentwood is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brentwood who work in office and administrative support (11.57%), sales jobs (10.21%), and maintenance occupations (8.34%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Brentwood use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Brentwood‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Brentwood are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.86% of adults in Brentwood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Brentwood in 2018 was $25,402, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,608 for a family of four. However, Brentwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brentwood is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Brentwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Brentwood, accounting for 69.02% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Brentwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brentwood include Italian, Haitian, Irish, German, and Jamaican.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Brentwood's cultural character, accounting for 42.80% of the town’s population.

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