Ossining, NY


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Ossining is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 25,441 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ossining is the 64th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Ossining are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ossining is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ossining is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ossining who work in maintenance occupations (12.59%), office and administrative support (12.24%), and sales jobs (9.60%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Ossining use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Ossining‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Ossining citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.15% of adults in Ossining have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ossining in 2010 was $28,075, 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 $112,300 for a family of four. However, Ossining contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ossining is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Ossining home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Ossining, accounting for 47.46% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Ossining residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ossining include Irish, Jamaican, German, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Ossining's cultural character, accounting for 39.49% of the village’s population.

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