Ballston Spa, NY
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Ballston Spa is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,375 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Ballston Spa is the 300th largest community in New York. Ballston Spa has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Ballston Spa is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ballston Spa is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ballston Spa who work in office and administrative support (13.99%), teaching (9.43%), and management occupations (9.13%).

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.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.10% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 citizens of Ballston Spa are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.19% of adults in Ballston Spa have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ballston Spa in 2010 was $30,465, 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 $121,860 for a family of four. However, Ballston Spa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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