Kinderhook is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,181 people and just one neighborhood, Kinderhook is the 723rd largest community in New York. Kinderhook has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Kinderhook is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kinderhook is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kinderhook who work in sales jobs (13.44%), teaching (8.24%), and management occupations (7.80%).
Of important note, Kinderhook is also a village of artists. Kinderhook has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Kinderhook’s character.
Also of interest is that Kinderhook has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.90% 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.
Because of many things, Kinderhook is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Kinderhook 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 village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Kinderhook has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Kinderhook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Kinderhook, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Kinderhook is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.77% 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 Kinderhook in 2018 was $54,380, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $217,520 for a family of four. However, Kinderhook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Kinderhook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kinderhook residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Kinderhook include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Kinderhook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
If you are planning to retire in New York, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in New York, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 98.0% of neighborhoods in NY. If a New York retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 8.0% have Dutch ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Kinderhook are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 53.5% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 47.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 22.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.0%), and 9.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.6%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Kinderhook, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (23.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (20.7%), and residents who report English roots (16.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.5%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (8.0%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (73.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.