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. Katonah has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 92.58% 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 (15.53%), teaching (14.45%), and business and financial occupations (10.94%).

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: 10.92% 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.

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 33.60 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.

If knowledge is power, Katonah is a pretty powerful place. 79.09% 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 $66,661, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $266,644 for a family of four.

Katonah is a somewhat 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Katonah include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Dutch.

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