Colonie, NY
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Colonie is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,906 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Colonie is the 226th largest community in New York.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Colonie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colonie is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colonie who work in office and administrative support (23.26%), sales jobs (12.03%), and management occupations (7.67%).

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

Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.51 minutes getting to work every day.

The overall education level of Colonie citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.46% of adults in Colonie have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Colonie in 2010 was $33,363, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,452 for a family of four. However, Colonie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Colonie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.

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