Mohawk, NY
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Mohawk is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,551 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mohawk is the 483rd largest community in New York. Mohawk has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages, Mohawk isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mohawk are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mohawk is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mohawk who work in sales jobs (15.36%), office and administrative support (12.10%), and food service (11.27%).

Overall, Mohawk’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

One of the benefits of Mohawk is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.98 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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

The education level of Mohawk citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.51% of adults 25 and older in Mohawk have a college degree.

The per capita income in Mohawk in 2010 was $20,938, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,752 for a family of four.

The people who call Mohawk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mohawk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mohawk include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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