New Square, NY
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New Square is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,057 people and two constituent neighborhoods, New Square is the 244th largest community in New York.

New Square home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but New Square real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

New Square is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, New Square is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Square who work in teaching (30.57%), office and administrative support (15.65%), and management occupations (11.14%).

New Square’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of New Square spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.30 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.

New Square, even though it is a small village, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, village who have a need for low-cost transportation.

The population of New Square has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 3.94% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in New Square in 2010 was $5,867, which is low income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $23,468 for a family of four. New Square also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 67.47% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call New Square home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Square residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in New Square include European, Polish, Russian, and German.

The most common language spoken in New Square is Yiddish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Hebrew.