Katonah is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,603 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Katonah is the 660th 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 98.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Katonah is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Katonah who work in management occupations (29.73%), office and administrative support (17.97%), and teaching (8.92%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.42% 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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Katonah is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Katonah really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Katonah perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Katonah, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.43 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.
Even though Katonah is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding 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 81.51% 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 $65,211, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $260,844 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. Katonah also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.28% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Katonah include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Katonah is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.