Saugerties, NY
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Saugerties is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,903 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Saugerties is the 376th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Saugerties was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Saugerties is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Saugerties is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Saugerties who work in office and administrative support (17.72%), sales jobs (11.14%), and teaching (9.12%).

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

Despite being a small village, Saugerties has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The population of Saugerties overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Saugerties, 24.17% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Saugerties in 2010 was $26,284, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,136 for a family of four. However, Saugerties contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Saugerties is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Saugerties home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saugerties residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Saugerties also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.06% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Saugerties include Irish, Italian, English, and French .

The most common language spoken in Saugerties is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.