Mahopac, NY
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Living in Mahopac


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 (12.90%), sales jobs (10.33%), and teaching (9.97%).

Because of many things, Mahopac is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mahopac a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Mahopac has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mahopac, the average commute to work is 33.50 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Mahopac is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Mahopac are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.53% of adults in Mahopac have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mahopac in 2018 was $42,044, 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 $168,176 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 15.43% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mahopac include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Albanian.

Mahopac also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.70%.

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