Commack, NY

Commack profile

Living in Commack

Commack is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 36,343 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Commack is the 29th largest community in New York.

Commack home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Commack real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Commack is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Commack is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Commack who work in office and administrative support (12.40%), management occupations (12.38%), and sales jobs (11.85%).

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

Because of many things, Commack 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, Commack really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Commack 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.

One downside of living in Commack, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.26 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Commack is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Commack area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Commack, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Commack is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.03% 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 Commack in 2018 was $54,464, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $217,856 for a family of four.

Commack is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Commack home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Commack residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Commack include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Commack is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.