Cold Spring, NY
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Cold Spring is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,964 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cold Spring is the 564th largest community in New York. Cold Spring has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Housing costs in Cold Spring are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Cold Spring is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cold Spring is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cold Spring who work in office and administrative support (13.66%), management occupations (12.89%), and sales jobs (10.37%).

Of important note, Cold Spring is also a village of artists. Cold Spring has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cold Spring’s character.

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

In addition, Cold Spring is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Cold Spring’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

One downside of living in Cold Spring, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.00 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Cold Spring, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Cold Spring is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Cold Spring are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.31% of adults in Cold Spring have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cold Spring in 2010 was $46,196, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,784 for a family of four.

Cold Spring is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Cold Spring home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cold Spring residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Cold Spring include Irish, German, English, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Cold Spring is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.