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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 89.16% 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 (33.41%), office and administrative support (13.85%), and sales jobs (12.55%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.72% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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

Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.43 minutes getting to work every day.

Despite the fact that it is a small village, New Square has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the village for affordable transportation.

New Square ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 4.09% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in New Square in 2010 was $5,514, which is low income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $22,056 for a family of four. New Square also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 70.46% 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.