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Living In Melville, NY

Melville, New York is a small city with a population of approximately 18,000. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (27%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 46, skew older than most cities in New York. Only 13% of residents rent in Melville, as home ownership is common in the city. Relatively high rent costs may be a factor, as the average rent of $1,770/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,280.

With an average commute time of about 36 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Melville residents are well aware that it takes some patience getting to work. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, selected by 38% of commuters, while public transportation is used by only 4% of the city. Few residents walk to work.

Compared to the national average (7%), Melville has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 14% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 21% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Melville, the most common five of which are retail, healthcare, education, finance, and scientific. Together, these industries make up 33% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 11% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of just over $126,000, Melville workers take home more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).


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