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Menands, NY

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Overview


Menands is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,508 people and just one neighborhood, Menands is the 350th largest community in New York.

Occupations and Workforce

Menands is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Menands is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Menands who work in management occupations (14.69%), office and administrative support (13.79%), and sales jobs (10.46%).

Also of interest is that Menands has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Menands. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Menands.

Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Menands. 63.25% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Menands in 2018 was $40,877, 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 $163,508 for a family of four. However, Menands contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Menands is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Menands home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Menands residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Menands include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Other Subsaharan African.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Menands's cultural character, accounting for 15.59% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Menands is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Menands, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Langs. of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Menands are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 58.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 67.3% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 58.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 20.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.0%), and 14.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 79.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish, Langs. of India, French and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Menands, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (16.6%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (13.5%), and residents who report English roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.8%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (8.3%), among others. In addition, 15.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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