Sleepy Hollow, NY
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Sleepy Hollow is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,242 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sleepy Hollow is the 188th largest community in New York. Sleepy Hollow has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Sleepy Hollow home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Sleepy Hollow real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sleepy Hollow is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sleepy Hollow is a village of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sleepy Hollow who work in maintenance occupations (10.84%), management occupations (10.78%), and office and administrative support (9.91%).

Of important note, Sleepy Hollow is also a village of artists. Sleepy Hollow has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sleepy Hollow’s character.

Also of interest is that Sleepy Hollow has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Sleepy Hollow’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

One downside of living in Sleepy Hollow is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sleepy Hollow, the average commute to work is 31.19 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Sleepy Hollow is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Sleepy Hollow ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Sleepy Hollow, 40.60% 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 Sleepy Hollow in 2010 was $40,667, 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 $162,668 for a family of four. However, Sleepy Hollow contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sleepy Hollow is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Sleepy Hollow home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sleepy Hollow residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sleepy Hollow also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 46.85% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sleepy Hollow include Italian, English, German, and Portuguese.

Sleepy Hollow also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 40.87%.

The most common language spoken in Sleepy Hollow is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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