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 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 90.00% 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 (15.23%), teaching (14.95%), and healthcare (12.97%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.89% 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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Skaneateles. 67.10% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Skaneateles in 2010 was $56,048, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $224,192 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 German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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