Ballston Spa, NY

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Living in Ballston Spa

Ballston Spa is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,276 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Ballston Spa is the 300th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Ballston Spa was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Ballston Spa is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ballston Spa is a village of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ballston Spa who work in office and administrative support (10.76%), teaching (10.61%), and sales jobs (10.38%).

Ballston Spa is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Ballston Spa, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

A relatively large number of people in Ballston Spa telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.34% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

The education level of Ballston Spa citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.12% of adults in Ballston Spa have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ballston Spa in 2010 was $30,420, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,680 for a family of four. However, Ballston Spa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ballston Spa is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Ballston Spa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ballston Spa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ballston Spa include Irish, German, Italian, English, and French.

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