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.

Horseheads is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (14.68%), management occupations (13.18%), and healthcare (9.69%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Horseheads spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.75 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Horseheads is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.93% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Horseheads in 2010 was $28,992, 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 $115,968 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 German, English, Italian, and Dutch.

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