Kingston is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 23,436 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Kingston is the 70th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Kingston was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities, Kingston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kingston are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kingston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kingston who work in office and administrative support (15.15%), management occupations (10.10%), and sales jobs (9.91%).
The population of Kingston overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Kingston, 22.11% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kingston in 2010 was $23,955, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,820 for a family of four. However, Kingston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kingston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kingston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kingston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kingston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.87% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kingston include Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Kingston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.