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.
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 office and administrative support (16.58%), maintenance occupations (15.81%), and teaching (8.68%).
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 33.33 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.
In Pawling, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Pawling is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Pawling citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.01% of adults in Pawling have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Pawling in 2010 was $29,652, 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 $118,608 for a family of four. However, Pawling contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pawling is a somewhat 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 23.68% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pawling include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Pawling's cultural character, accounting for 15.63% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Pawling is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.