Highland Mills, NY
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Highland Mills is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,879 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highland Mills is the 177th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Highland Mills are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Highland Mills is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Highland Mills is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland Mills who work in office and administrative support (16.78%), sales jobs (14.49%), and healthcare (9.86%).

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

One downside of living in Highland Mills is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Highland Mills, the average commute to work is 35.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small town, Highland Mills 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.

Highland Mills is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.13% of adults in Highland Mills have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Highland Mills in 2010 was $41,203, 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 $164,812 for a family of four.

Highland Mills is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Highland Mills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highland Mills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Highland Mills also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.90% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland Mills include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

Highland Mills also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.54%.

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

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