Ballston Lake, NY
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Ballston Lake is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 12,442 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ballston Lake is the 159th largest community in New York.

Ballston Lake is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ballston Lake is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ballston Lake who work in management occupations (14.31%), office and administrative support (11.55%), and sales jobs (11.19%).

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

Because of many things, Ballston Lake 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, Ballston Lake really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ballston Lake 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Ballston Lake. 52.73% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Ballston Lake in 2010 was $47,464, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,856 for a family of four.

The people who call Ballston Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ballston Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ballston Lake include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Ballston Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.