Glens Falls, NY

Glens Falls profile

Living in Glens Falls

Glens Falls is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 14,830 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Glens Falls is the 130th largest community in New York. Glens Falls has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Glens Falls isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Glens Falls are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glens Falls is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glens Falls who work in office and administrative support (9.37%), sales jobs (8.84%), and teaching (8.83%).

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

In terms of college education, Glens Falls is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.55% of adults in Glens Falls have a college degree.

The per capita income in Glens Falls in 2018 was $32,005, 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 $128,020 for a family of four. However, Glens Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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