Latham is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 28,189 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Latham is the 53rd largest community in New York.
Latham is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Latham is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Latham who work in office and administrative support (16.93%), management occupations (12.91%), and sales jobs (9.38%).
Also of interest is that Latham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Latham is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Latham enrolled in college, Latham has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Latham, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.
The education level of Latham ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Latham, 44.26% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Latham in 2010 was $37,112, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,448 for a family of four. However, Latham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Latham is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Latham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Latham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Latham include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Latham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.