Patterson is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,910 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Patterson is the 156th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Patterson 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.
Patterson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Patterson is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Patterson who work in teaching (14.10%), sales jobs (10.66%), and office and administrative support (10.58%).
Also of interest is that Patterson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Patterson is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Patterson, the average commute to work is 38.07 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Patterson is a smaller town, 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.
The education level of Patterson citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.06% of adults in Patterson have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Patterson in 2010 was $32,172, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,688 for a family of four. However, Patterson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Patterson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Patterson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Patterson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Patterson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.96% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Patterson include Irish, German, English, and European.
The most common language spoken in Patterson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.