Horseheads, NY
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Horseheads is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,616 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Horseheads is the 269th largest community in New York.

Unlike some villages, Horseheads isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Horseheads are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Horseheads is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Horseheads who work in office and administrative support (13.94%), management occupations (12.41%), and healthcare (9.53%).

One of the benefits of Horseheads is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.59 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Being a small village, Horseheads does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Horseheads who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.38% of adults in Horseheads have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Horseheads in 2010 was $29,099, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,396 for a family of four. However, Horseheads contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Horseheads home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Horseheads residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Horseheads include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Horseheads is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.