Selkirk, NY
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Selkirk is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,037 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Selkirk is the 178th largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Selkirk is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Selkirk is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Selkirk who work in office and administrative support (16.57%), management occupations (11.04%), and sales jobs (7.87%).

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

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Selkirk is worth considering.

The education level of Selkirk ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Selkirk, 46.89% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Selkirk in 2010 was $37,610, 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 $150,440 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Selkirk include German, Italian, English, and Dutch.

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