Skaneateles, NY
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Skaneateles is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,474 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Skaneateles is the 520th largest community in New York. Skaneateles has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Skaneateles is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.84% 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 (15.58%), teaching (13.11%), and sales jobs (12.74%).

A relatively large number of people in Skaneateles telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.24% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

If knowledge is power, Skaneateles is a pretty powerful place. 65.68% of the adults in Skaneateles have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Skaneateles in 2010 was $51,961, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,844 for a family of four. However, Skaneateles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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