Saratoga Springs, NY
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Saratoga Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 27,765 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 91.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Saratoga Springs is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saratoga Springs who work in sales jobs (13.25%), management occupations (13.20%), and teaching (10.16%).

Saratoga Springs is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Saratoga Springs, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.81% 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 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Saratoga Springs. 50.29% 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 Saratoga Springs in 2010 was $40,673, 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 $162,692 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 Italian, German, English, and French .

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