Saratoga Springs, NY

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Living in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 28,005 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Saratoga Springs is the 60th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Saratoga Springs are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Saratoga Springs is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Saratoga Springs is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saratoga Springs who work in management occupations (15.23%), teaching (11.44%), and office and administrative support (10.24%).

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

Also of interest is that Saratoga Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.52% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 there are quite a few people attending college in Saratoga Springs, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Saratoga Springs provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Saratoga Springs, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

If knowledge is power, Saratoga Springs is a pretty powerful place. 57.68% of the adults in Saratoga Springs have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Saratoga Springs in 2010 was $50,775, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,100 for a family of four. However, Saratoga Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Saratoga Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saratoga Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Saratoga Springs include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Saratoga Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.