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Gilboa, NY

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Overview


Gilboa is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,668 people and just one neighborhood, Gilboa is the 509th largest community in New York.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Gilboa isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gilboa are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gilboa is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gilboa who work in management occupations (14.33%), office and administrative support (8.87%), and sales jobs (8.79%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.59% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Gilboa is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Gilboa’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

Gilboa’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gilboa has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gilboa has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gilboa than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gilboa may be for you.

In Gilboa, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.14 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Demographics

The education level of Gilboa citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.73% of adults 25 and older in Gilboa have a college degree.

The per capita income in Gilboa in 2018 was $37,908, 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 $151,632 for a family of four. However, Gilboa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Gilboa, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 48.1% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

In addition, unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 1.6% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Gilboa are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 52.8% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 34.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 32.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.1%), and 12.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Gilboa, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (23.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.8%), and residents who report Italian roots (15.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (12.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (27.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (78.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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