Kingston, NY
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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. Kingston has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Kingston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 education level of Kingston citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.11% of adults in Kingston 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.