Smithtown is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 25,629 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Smithtown is the 68th largest community in New York.
Smithtown home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Smithtown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.57% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Smithtown is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Smithtown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Smithtown, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.15 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Smithtown is a pretty powerful place. 52.18% of the adults in Smithtown 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 Smithtown in 2018 was $61,495, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $245,980 for a family of four.
Smithtown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Smithtown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Smithtown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Smithtown include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Smithtown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.