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.
Saugerties is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Saugerties is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saugerties who work in office and administrative support (16.14%), sales jobs (14.34%), and teaching (9.20%).
Also of interest is that Saugerties has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.11% 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.
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, 23.43% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Saugerties in 2010 was $26,947, 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 $107,788 for a family of four. However, Saugerties contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 12.60% 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.