Sharon Springs is a tiny village located in the state of New York. With a population of 497 people and just one neighborhood, Sharon Springs is the 889th largest community in New York. Sharon Springs has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sharon Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sharon Springs is a village of managers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sharon Springs who work in management occupations (27.23%), office and administrative support (8.45%), and healthcare (7.51%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.10% 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.
Overall, Sharon Springs’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
In Sharon Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.23 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Sharon Springs is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Sharon Springs is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.01% of adults 25 and older in Sharon Springs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Sharon Springs in 2018 was $26,021, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,084 for a family of four. However, Sharon Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Sharon Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sharon Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sharon Springs include German, Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Sharon Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Sharon Springs are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 46.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 22.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 34.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.7%), and 17.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.6% of households. Some people also speak German/Yiddish (3.0%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Sharon Springs, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (12.6%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.8%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (83.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.