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Guilderland, NY

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Overview


Guilderland is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,785 people and just one neighborhood, Guilderland is the 496th largest community in New York.

Occupations and Workforce

Guilderland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.79% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Guilderland is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Guilderland who work in computer science and math (19.67%), business and financial occupations (11.89%), and teaching (10.12%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Guilderland telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.99% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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

Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Guilderland. 62.19% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Guilderland in 2018 was $45,826, 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 $183,304 for a family of four. However, Guilderland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

Foreign born people are also an important part of Guilderland's cultural character, accounting for 34.23% of the town’s population.

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

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 Guilderland, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the neighborhood, where 38.1% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.1% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Guilderland is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NY, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.5% of the neighborhoods in New York. If you are considering retiring to New York, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 37.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Guilderland are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 72.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 15.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 59.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 67.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 13.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.4%), and 10.3% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 67.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish, African languages, Langs. of India and Chinese.

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 Guilderland, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (37.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.2%), and residents who report Polish roots (9.5%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (9.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.5%), among others. In addition, 34.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 (68.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (69.7%) 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 (8.2%) . 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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