Smithtown, NY

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Living in Smithtown

Smithtown is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 26,615 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Smithtown is the 61st 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.

Smithtown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Smithtown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smithtown who work in sales jobs (13.45%), management occupations (13.29%), and teaching (10.96%).

Because of many things, Smithtown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Smithtown 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Smithtown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Smithtown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Smithtown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Smithtown, the average commute to work is 31.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

The education level of Smithtown ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Smithtown, 48.68% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Smithtown in 2018 was $57,340, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $229,360 for a family of four.

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, Polish, and English.

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