Katonah, NY
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Living in Katonah


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. Katonah has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

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 95.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Katonah is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Katonah who work in management occupations (21.69%), business and financial occupations (14.30%), and sales jobs (10.67%).

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.

Also of interest is that Katonah has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.16% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In addition, Katonah is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Katonah is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

One downside of living in Katonah, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 41.25 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Katonah, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Katonah is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 81.80% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Katonah in 2018 was $88,991, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $355,964 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Katonah include Irish, German, English, Polish, and Italian.

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