Hillsdale is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,886 people and just one neighborhood, Hillsdale is the 577th largest community in New York. Hillsdale has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Hillsdale is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hillsdale is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsdale who work in office and administrative support (12.22%), teaching (12.00%) and sales jobs (11.67%).
Of important note, Hillsdale is also a town of artists. Hillsdale has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hillsdale’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Hillsdale is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Hillsdale’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The overall crime rate in Hillsdale is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Hillsdale is worth considering.
In Hillsdale, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Hillsdale is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.