Mohawk, NY
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Mohawk is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,628 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mohawk is the 483rd largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Mohawk was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Mohawk is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mohawk is a village of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mohawk who work in office and administrative support (11.93%), sales jobs (10.95%), and healthcare (9.14%).

The overall crime rate in Mohawk is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

One of the benefits of Mohawk is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.92 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.

The percentage of adults in Mohawk who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.75% of the adults in Mohawk have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mohawk in 2010 was $20,666, 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 $82,664 for a family of four. However, Mohawk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Italian, English, and Polish.

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