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. 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 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.

A relatively large number of people in Katonah telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.92% 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.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Katonah, the average commute to work is 33.60 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Katonah. 79.09% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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.