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Pawling, NY
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Pawling profile


Living in Pawling



Pawling is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,987 people and three associated neighborhoods, Pawling is the 598th largest community in New York. Pawling has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Also of interest is that Pawling has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.62% 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.

One downside of living in Pawling is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pawling, the average commute to work is 31.95 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Pawling is a smaller village, 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 population of Pawling is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.87% of adults in Pawling have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pawling in 2022 was $47,313, 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 $189,252 for a family of four. However, Pawling contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pawling is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Pawling home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pawling residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Pawling also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.13% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pawling include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Swedish.

In addition, Pawling has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.29%).

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