Eden, NY
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Eden is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,523 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Eden is the 409th largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eden is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eden is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eden who work in healthcare (15.03%), office and administrative support (12.55%), and management occupations (9.30%).

Because of many things, Eden is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Eden a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Eden has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Eden’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Being a small town, Eden does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Eden is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.97% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Eden in 2010 was $27,585, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,340 for a family of four. However, Eden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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