Haverstraw is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 12,187 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Haverstraw is the 157th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Haverstraw was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Haverstraw is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Haverstraw is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Haverstraw who work in office and administrative support (10.98%), sales jobs (9.52%), and maintenance occupations (9.52%).
Despite being a small village, Haverstraw has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Haverstraw overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Haverstraw, 22.37% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Haverstraw in 2010 was $26,077, 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 $104,308 for a family of four. However, Haverstraw contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Haverstraw is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Haverstraw home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Haverstraw, accounting for 63.57% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Haverstraw residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Haverstraw include Irish, Haitian, German, and Jamaican.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Haverstraw's cultural character, accounting for 40.27% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Haverstraw is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French Creole.