Armonk, NY
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Armonk is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,469 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Armonk is the 360th largest community in New York.

Armonk home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Armonk real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Armonk is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Armonk is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Armonk who work in management occupations (21.41%), sales jobs (14.32%), and business and financial occupations (12.02%).

Also of interest is that Armonk has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Armonk is also a town of artists. Armonk has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Armonk’s character.

In addition, Armonk is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Armonk is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Armonk really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Armonk perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Armonk is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Armonk, the average commute to work is 31.11 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Armonk, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Armonk is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Armonk is a pretty powerful place. 74.99% of the adults in Armonk have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Armonk in 2010 was $94,278, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $377,112 for a family of four.

Armonk is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Armonk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Armonk residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Armonk also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.48% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Armonk include Irish, German, Russian, and Eastern European.

The most common language spoken in Armonk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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