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.

Unlike some towns, Selkirk isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Selkirk are a mix 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 (12.51%), sales jobs (12.28%), and teaching (8.93%).

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Selkirk really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Selkirk perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Selkirk ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Selkirk, 44.94% 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 $45,949, 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 $183,796 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, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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