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 89.93% 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 office and administrative support (16.70%), teaching (11.98%), and management occupations (11.80%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.74% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

One downside of living in Fishkill, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.64 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Fishkill ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Fishkill, 44.51% 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 2018 was $41,645, 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 $166,580 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 14.95% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fishkill include Italian, Irish, German, English, and European.

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