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 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 92.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Katonah is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Katonah who work in management occupations (17.96%), teaching (9.22%), and sales jobs (9.03%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Katonah telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.97% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In Katonah, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Katonah is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town 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 72.29% 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 2010 was $46,017, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,068 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Katonah include Irish, Russian, Italian, and English.

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