Selkirk, NY

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Living in Selkirk

Selkirk is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,099 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Selkirk is the 178th largest community in New York.

Selkirk is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (14.66%), sales jobs (10.46%), and management occupations (10.37%).

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.

Because of many things, Selkirk is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Selkirk a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Selkirk has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Selkirk’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Selkirk is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.54% of adults in Selkirk have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Selkirk in 2010 was $42,766, 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 $171,064 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 Irish, German, Italian, English, and French.

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