Basom, NY
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Basom is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 511 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Basom is the 844th largest community in New York. Basom has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

When you are in Basom, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.82% of Basom’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Basom is a town of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Basom who work in office and administrative support (18.80%), sales jobs (8.01%), and food service (7.31%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.86% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Basom is worth considering.

Being a small town, Basom does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Basom have a very low rate of college education: just 9.54% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Basom in 2010 was $17,573, which is low income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,292 for a family of four.

Basom is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Basom home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Basom residents report their race to be Native American, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Basom include Irish, Polish, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.

The most common language spoken in Basom is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Portuguese.

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