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. Much of the housing stock in Sanborn was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Sanborn is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sanborn is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sanborn who work in sales jobs (18.94%), office and administrative support (15.57%), and healthcare suport services (12.52%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.56% 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.

In addition, Sanborn is a college town. There are a lot of students in Sanborn attending college, and as a result Sanborn provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

In terms of college education, Sanborn is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.04% of adults 25 and older in Sanborn have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sanborn in 2010 was $24,646, 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 $98,584 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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

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