Highland Falls, NY
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Highland Falls is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,841 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highland Falls is the 380th largest community in New York. Highland Falls has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Unlike some villages, Highland Falls isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Highland Falls are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Highland Falls is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland Falls who work in office and administrative support (17.91%), management occupations (11.00%), and teaching (8.58%).

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

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

Despite being a small village, Highland Falls 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 education level of Highland Falls citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.60% of adults in Highland Falls have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Highland Falls in 2010 was $40,669, 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 $162,676 for a family of four. However, Highland Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Highland Falls is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Highland Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highland Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Highland Falls also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.36% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland Falls include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Highland Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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