Sanborn, NY
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Sanborn is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,633 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sanborn is the 633rd largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sanborn is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sanborn is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sanborn who work in sales jobs (17.98%), healthcare suport services (16.47%), and healthcare (7.85%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.04% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Sanborn is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Sanborn really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sanborn perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The percentage of adults in Sanborn who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.94% of the adults in Sanborn have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sanborn in 2010 was $23,698, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,792 for a family of four. However, Sanborn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Sanborn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Thai.

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