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Living In Plainview, NY

Plainview is a town in New York with approximately 26,000 residents. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 43, is older than most cities in New York. Just 9% of residents rent in Plainview, as the majority own their homes. With an average rent of $1,554/month, exceeding the state average by $274 per month, relatively high rent costs may be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.

Averaging about 41 minutes, Plainview's commute time is longer than the state average of about 38 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing way to get to work, opted for by 36% of residents, while public transit is used by just 10% of the city. Few residents commute to work on foot.

If you're looking for diverse career options, Plainview has a surplus. The four most common industries are healthcare, education, scientific, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 29% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in management, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Plainview workers earn an average annual income of almost $134K, more than the state average. Plainview's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Plainview has a high number of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 17% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 23% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

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