Mahopac, NY
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Mahopac is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,389 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Mahopac is the 210th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Mahopac are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Mahopac is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mahopac is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mahopac who work in office and administrative support (14.86%), teaching (11.94%), and sales jobs (9.94%).

Mahopac 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 town’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, Mahopac’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Mahopac, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.28 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Mahopac, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Mahopac is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Mahopac is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.51% of adults in Mahopac have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Mahopac in 2010 was $43,282, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,128 for a family of four. However, Mahopac contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mahopac is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mahopac home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mahopac residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Mahopac also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.37% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mahopac include Irish, German, Albanian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Mahopac's cultural character, accounting for 19.71% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Mahopac is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.