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 5,276 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 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%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Ballston Spa. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

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 population of Ballston Spa is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.