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.
Unlike some towns, Patterson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Patterson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Patterson is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Patterson who work in office and administrative support (13.60%), sales jobs (11.85%), and teaching (9.34%).
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 37.03 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.
Despite being a small town, Patterson has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Patterson is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.30% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Patterson in 2010 was $31,363, which is upper middle income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,452 for a family of four. However, Patterson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Patterson is a very 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 16.49% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Patterson include Italian, German, English, and European.
The most common language spoken in Patterson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.