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.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mohawk is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mohawk is a village of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mohawk who work in office and administrative support (10.17%), teaching (9.57%), and sales jobs (9.15%).

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.

The population of Mohawk overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Mohawk, 21.68% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mohawk in 2010 was $20,704, 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 $82,816 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, Italian, English, and Polish.

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