Montgomery, NY
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Montgomery is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,609 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Montgomery is the 386th largest community in New York.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Montgomery is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Montgomery is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Montgomery who work in office and administrative support (25.60%), teaching (10.97%), and management occupations (8.66%).

In addition, Montgomery is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

The overall crime rate in Montgomery 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 downside of living in Montgomery is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Montgomery, the average commute to work is 35.07 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Montgomery is a smaller village, 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.

In terms of college education, Montgomery is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.40% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Montgomery in 2010 was $30,646, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,584 for a family of four. However, Montgomery contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Montgomery home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Montgomery residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Montgomery also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.17% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Montgomery include Italian, German, English, and French .

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