Red Hook, NY

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Living in Red Hook

Red Hook is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,951 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Red Hook is the 572nd largest community in New York. Red Hook has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Red Hook is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (15.39%), food service (9.56%), and office and administrative support (9.46%).

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

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Red Hook, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Red Hook provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Red Hook. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Red Hook.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Red Hook. 50.59% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Red Hook in 2018 was $41,742, 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 $166,968 for a family of four. However, Red Hook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, Irish, Italian, Dutch, and English.

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