menu

Philmont, NY

This is a small community in a single neighborhood. As throughout the site, some neighborhood-level data are reserved for subscribers.





Overview


Philmont is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,505 people and just one neighborhood, Philmont is the 693rd largest community in New York. Philmont has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Philmont is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.76% of the Philmont workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Philmont is a village of professionals, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Philmont who work in office and administrative support (7.75%), maintenance occupations (7.60%), and art, media, and design (7.60%).

Of important note, Philmont is also a village of artists. Philmont has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Philmont’s character.

Setting & Lifestyle

As is often the case in a small village, Philmont doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Philmont is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.32% of adults in Philmont have a college degree.

The per capita income in Philmont in 2018 was $28,904, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,616 for a family of four. However, Philmont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Philmont is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Philmont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Philmont residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Philmont include English, Irish, German, Dutch, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Philmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French Creole.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Philmont, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 12.8% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

People

There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (0.7%) living in the neighborhood.

In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Philmont is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NY, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 85.6% of the neighborhoods in New York. If you are considering retiring to New York, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 6.4% have French Canadian ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Philmont are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 58.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 17.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 41.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 22.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.1%), and 14.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.9% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Philmont, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (20.1%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (16.7%), and residents who report German roots (16.7%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.7%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (8.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (78.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Real Estate includes:
Average Home Values
Rental Market
Housing Market Details
Neighborhood Setting
Economics & Demographics include:
Lifestyle & Special Character
Household Types
Commute To Work
Migration & Mobility
Race & Ethnic Diversity
Employment Industries & Occupations
Income & Unemployment Rate
Higher Education Attainment
Crime includes:
Neighborhood Crime Index
Crimes Per Square Mile
Property Crime Comparison
Violent Crime Comparison
Schools include:
School Ratings
Schools In District
Public School Test Scores
School District Enrollment
Educational Expenditures

comparable neighborhoods nearby