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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 11,531 people and two associated neighborhoods, Highland Mills is the 165th 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Highland Mills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.88% 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.

Highland Mills is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Highland Mills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Highland Mills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.95 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

The citizens of Highland Mills are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.52% of adults in Highland Mills have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Highland Mills in 2022 was $47,789, 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 $191,156 for a family of four. However, Highland Mills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Highland Mills is an extremely 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 28.92% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland Mills include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

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


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