Poughquag, NY

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Living in Poughquag

Poughquag is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,167 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Poughquag is the 215th largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns, Poughquag isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Poughquag are a mix 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 (13.30%), teaching (12.72%), and office and administrative support (12.08%).

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 is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Poughquag’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Poughquag, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.50 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.

In Poughquag, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Poughquag is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Poughquag citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.90% of adults in Poughquag have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Poughquag in 2018 was $42,613, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $170,452 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. Poughquag also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.64% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Poughquag include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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