Red Hook, NY
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Red Hook is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,990 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Red Hook is the 572nd largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Red Hook was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Red Hook is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Red Hook is a village of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Red Hook who work in teaching (12.35%), food service (12.00%), and office and administrative support (11.07%).

Even though Red Hook is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Red Hook ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Red Hook, 41.95% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Red Hook in 2010 was $34,956, 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 $139,824 for a family of four. However, Red Hook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Red Hook is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Red Hook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Red Hook residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Red Hook include Irish, Italian, English, and French .

The most common language spoken in Red Hook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.