Peekskill is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 24,295 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Peekskill is the 71st largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Peekskill was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Housing costs in Peekskill 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 cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Peekskill is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Peekskill is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Peekskill who work in office and administrative support (9.27%), sales jobs (9.25%), and maintenance occupations (8.55%).
One downside of living in Peekskill, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.47 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Peekskill is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Peekskill area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The overall education level of Peekskill citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.84% of adults in Peekskill have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Peekskill in 2018 was $32,460, 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 $129,840 for a family of four. However, Peekskill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Peekskill is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Peekskill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Peekskill, accounting for 43.50% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Peekskill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Peekskill include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Jamaican.
In addition, Peekskill has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.62%).
The most common language spoken in Peekskill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.