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 (13.74%), office and administrative support (10.85%), and sales jobs (8.76%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Ossining is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Ossining area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Ossining citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.65% of adults in Ossining have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ossining in 2010 was $27,746, 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 $110,984 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 49.11% 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.

In addition, Ossining has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (39.57%).

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