Cochecton is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,340 people and just one neighborhood, Cochecton is the 664th largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cochecton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cochecton is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cochecton who work in office and administrative support (13.04%), management occupations (9.82%) and teaching (8.59%).
Of important note, Cochecton is also a town of artists. Cochecton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cochecton’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Cochecton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.75% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Cochecton is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Cochecton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cochecton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Cochecton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.31 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.