Slingerlands is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,466 people and just one neighborhood, Slingerlands is the 306th largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Slingerlands is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Slingerlands is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Slingerlands who work in management occupations (16.65%), office and administrative support (12.58%) and sales jobs (8.05%).
Also of interest is that Slingerlands has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.38% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Slingerlands is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.