Andes is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 246 people and just one neighborhood, Andes is the 897th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Andes was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Andes is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Andes is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Andes who work in teaching (16.52%), food service (16.52%) and maintenance occupations (15.65%).
Of important note, Andes is also a town of artists. Andes has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Andes’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Andes is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
The overall crime rate in Andes is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Andes, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.