Ancramdale is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,534 people and just one neighborhood, Ancramdale is the 642nd largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Ancramdale, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.97% of Ancramdale’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Ancramdale is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ancramdale who work in office and administrative support (8.99%), management occupations (8.75%) and sales jobs (7.91%).
Of important note, Ancramdale is also a town of artists. Ancramdale has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ancramdale’s character.
Also of interest is that Ancramdale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.79% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Ancramdale is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Ancramdale’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Ancramdale is worth considering.
Despite being a small town, Ancramdale has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.