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Selkirk, NY
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Selkirk profile

Living in Selkirk

Selkirk is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,223 people and two associated neighborhoods, Selkirk is the 271st largest community in New York.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.06% 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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Selkirk has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Selkirk has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Selkirk than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Selkirk may be for you.

As is often the case in a small town, Selkirk doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Selkirk is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.71% of adults in Selkirk have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Selkirk in 2018 was $46,849, 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 $187,396 for a family of four. However, Selkirk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Selkirk is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Selkirk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Selkirk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Selkirk include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Russian.

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