Woodmere, NY
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Living in Woodmere


Woodmere is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 18,669 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Woodmere is the 98th largest community in New York.

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

Woodmere is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodmere is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodmere who work in healthcare (14.11%), management occupations (13.29%), and office and administrative support (12.89%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Woodmere telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.64% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In addition, Woodmere is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Woodmere 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, Woodmere really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Woodmere 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 of the nice things about Woodmere is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In Woodmere, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.99 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.

Even though Woodmere is a smaller town, 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.

If knowledge is power, Woodmere is a pretty powerful place. 65.01% of the adults in Woodmere 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 Woodmere in 2018 was $54,626, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,504 for a family of four.

Woodmere is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Woodmere home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodmere residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Woodmere include Polish, Russian, Eastern European, Italian, and Hungarian.

The most common language spoken in Woodmere is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.