Pawling is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,297 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pawling is the 530th largest community in New York. Pawling has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pawling is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pawling is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pawling who work in maintenance occupations (16.02%), office and administrative support (14.16%), and healthcare (8.50%).
Overall, Pawling’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
In Pawling, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.59 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small village, Pawling 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 Pawling citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.02% of adults in Pawling have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pawling in 2010 was $29,236, 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 $116,944 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 Black or African-American. Pawling also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.27% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pawling include Irish, German, English, and Scottish.
In addition, Pawling has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.32%).
The most common language spoken in Pawling is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.