Fishkill, NY

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Living in Fishkill

Fishkill is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,155 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Fishkill is the 547th largest community in New York.

Fishkill is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fishkill is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fishkill who work in management occupations (14.68%), office and administrative support (13.87%), and teaching (12.16%).

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

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

In addition, Fishkill is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

One downside of living in Fishkill is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fishkill, the average commute to work is 35.09 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

Fishkill is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.67% of adults in Fishkill have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Fishkill in 2018 was $42,417, 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 $169,668 for a family of four. However, Fishkill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fishkill is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Fishkill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fishkill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fishkill also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.46% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fishkill include Irish, Italian, English, German, and European.

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