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 11,089 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highland Mills is the 177th largest community in New York.

Highland Mills is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 sales jobs (14.27%), management occupations (12.18%), and office and administrative support (10.28%).

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.

Because of many things, Highland Mills is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Highland Mills a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Highland Mills has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Highland Mills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 34.93 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.

In Highland Mills, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Highland Mills is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Highland Mills ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Highland Mills, 43.09% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Highland Mills in 2018 was $42,701, 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 $170,804 for a family of four.

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 Black or African-American. 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 20.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highland Mills include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Greek.

Highland Mills also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.41%.

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


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