Plainedge, New York is a small town with a population of just over 9,000. With an average age of just under 40, the town's population ranks around the middle compared to other municipalities in New York, which has an average age of 39. Just 11% of residents rent in Plainedge, as most own their homes. With an average rent of $1,684 per month, exceeding the state average by $404/month, relatively high rent costs could be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Plainedge has an average commute time of about 32 minutes. Many residents (47%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation is used by only 5% of the population. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Plainedge has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 9% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 16% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. If you're looking for diverse career options, Plainedge has them in spades. The four most common industries are healthcare, retail, education, and finance. Combined, these industries make up 30% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of the town's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the town. With an average annual income of just over $123,000, Plainedge workers earn about $43,000 more than the average New York resident. Plainedge's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
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