Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
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Cornwall-on-Hudson is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,966 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Cornwall-on-Hudson is the 459th largest community in New York. Cornwall-on-Hudson has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Housing costs in Cornwall-on-Hudson 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.

Cornwall-on-Hudson is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cornwall-on-Hudson is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cornwall-on-Hudson who work in sales jobs (14.17%), management occupations (13.67%), and teaching (12.67%).

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

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

Because of many things, Cornwall-on-Hudson is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Cornwall-on-Hudson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cornwall-on-Hudson perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Cornwall-on-Hudson, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.68 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Cornwall-on-Hudson is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Cornwall-on-Hudson is a pretty powerful place. 51.09% of the adults in Cornwall-on-Hudson have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Cornwall-on-Hudson in 2010 was $45,863, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,452 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Cornwall-on-Hudson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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