Kinderhook is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,192 people and just one neighborhood, Kinderhook is the 695th largest community in New York. Kinderhook has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages, Kinderhook isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kinderhook are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kinderhook is a village of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kinderhook who work in office and administrative support (13.58%), management occupations (13.17%) and sales jobs (12.07%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.76% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Kinderhook 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 village’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, Kinderhook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.