New Hyde Park, NY

New Hyde Park profile

Living in New Hyde Park

New Hyde Park is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,257 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, New Hyde Park is the 181st largest community in New York.

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

New Hyde Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, New Hyde Park is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Hyde Park who work in sales jobs (14.31%), office and administrative support (11.47%), and teaching (10.98%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.39% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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

In New Hyde Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.13 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the village is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Even though New Hyde Park is a smaller village, 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in New Hyde Park. 50.97% 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 New Hyde Park in 2018 was $46,495, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $185,980 for a family of four.

New Hyde Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call New Hyde Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Hyde Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. New Hyde Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.72% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Hyde Park include Italian, Irish, German, Greek, and Polish.

New Hyde Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.88%.

The most common language spoken in New Hyde Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.