Skaneateles, NY

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Living in Skaneateles

Skaneateles is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,463 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Skaneateles is the 520th largest community in New York. Skaneateles has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Skaneateles is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Skaneateles is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Skaneateles who work in management occupations (17.90%), teaching (12.68%), and sales jobs (12.34%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.49% 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.

In addition, Skaneateles is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Skaneateles 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, Skaneateles really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Skaneateles 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Skaneateles, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Skaneateles is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.17% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Skaneateles in 2010 was $78,233, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $312,932 for a family of four.

The people who call Skaneateles home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Skaneateles residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Skaneateles include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Polish.

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