A town in New York, West Babylon has slightly more than 43,000 residents. The city's population, with an average age of just over 40, ranks around the middle compared to other municipalities in New York, which has an average age of 39. Home ownership is more common than renting in West Babylon, and 24% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,685 per month, exceeding the state average by $405 per month, relatively high rent costs may be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.
There are two primary industries in West Babylon: retail and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 16% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. West Babylon workers earn an average annual income of around $100,000, more than those elsewhere in the state. West Babylon's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (5%), West Babylon has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (7%). Additionally, 17% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Averaging about 36 minutes, West Babylon's commute time is slower than almost 80% of cities in the state. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, opted for by 44% of commuters, while public transportation is used by only 4% of the population. Relatively few commuters walk to work.
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