Old Westbury is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,614 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Old Westbury is the 342nd largest community in New York.
Old Westbury home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Old Westbury real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Old Westbury is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Old Westbury is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Westbury who work in management occupations (15.37%), sales jobs (15.32%), and healthcare (15.14%).
Also of interest is that Old Westbury 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: 10.37% 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.
Old Westbury is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Old Westbury to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
Because of many things, Old Westbury is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Old Westbury 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 village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Old Westbury has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Old Westbury’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Old Westbury is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Old Westbury, the average commute to work is 33.04 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small village, Old Westbury 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.
If knowledge is power, Old Westbury is a pretty powerful place. 75.62% of the adults in Old Westbury 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 Old Westbury in 2018 was $84,089, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $336,356 for a family of four.
Old Westbury is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Old Westbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Old Westbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Old Westbury include Italian, Irish, Polish, Russian, and German.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Old Westbury's cultural character, accounting for 23.19% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Old Westbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.