Poughquag, NY
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Poughquag is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,246 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Poughquag is the 215th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Poughquag 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 towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Poughquag is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Poughquag is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Poughquag who work in management occupations (13.93%), sales jobs (11.04%), and office and administrative support (9.53%).

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

Poughquag’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

One downside of living in Poughquag is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Poughquag, the average commute to work is 37.10 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Poughquag are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.62% of adults in Poughquag have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Poughquag in 2010 was $42,824, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,296 for a family of four.

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

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

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