Katonah, NY
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Katonah is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,735 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Katonah is the 629th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Katonah was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Katonah home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Katonah real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Katonah is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Katonah is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Katonah who work in management occupations (16.96%), sales jobs (10.06%), and teaching (9.59%).

Of important note, Katonah is also a town of artists. Katonah has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Katonah’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.35% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Katonah is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Katonah 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, Katonah has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Katonah’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Despite being a small town, Katonah has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Katonah is a pretty powerful place. 70.52% of the adults in Katonah have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Katonah in 2010 was $42,196, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,784 for a family of four. However, Katonah contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Katonah is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Katonah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Katonah residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Katonah also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.58% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Katonah include English, Irish, German, and Italian.

In addition, Katonah has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.90%).

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