Delhi, NY
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Delhi is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,157 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Delhi is the 454th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Delhi was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Delhi is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Delhi is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Delhi who work in food service (23.12%), sales jobs (12.62%), and office and administrative support (8.91%).

A relatively large number of people in Delhi telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.58% 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.

Delhi is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Delhi to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Delhi spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.84 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Delhi is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.23% of adults in Delhi have a college degree.

The per capita income in Delhi in 2010 was $13,590, which is low income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,360 for a family of four. However, Delhi contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Delhi is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Delhi home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Delhi residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Delhi include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

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

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