Fishkill, NY


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Fishkill is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,133 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Fishkill is the 547th largest community in New York.

Fishkill is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 92.04% 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fishkill who work in office and administrative support (17.41%), management occupations (13.23%), and teaching (11.34%).

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 Fishkill, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.77 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Fishkill ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Fishkill, 45.57% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Fishkill in 2010 was $33,042, 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 $132,168 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 Asian. Fishkill also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.69% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fishkill include Irish, German, English, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fishkill's cultural character, accounting for 15.89% of the village’s population.

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