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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Highland Falls is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Highland Falls is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland Falls who work in office and administrative support (19.35%), sales jobs (8.93%), and management occupations (8.68%).

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.

In terms of college education, Highland 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: 31.54% of adults in Highland Falls have a college degree.

The per capita income in Highland Falls in 2010 was $35,706, 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 $142,824 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 15.03% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland Falls include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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

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