Somers, NY
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Somers is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,107 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Somers is the 246th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Somers are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Somers is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.89% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Somers is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somers who work in management occupations (16.84%), office and administrative support (15.13%), and teaching (11.68%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.22% 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, Somers 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.

Overall, Somers’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

One downside of living in Somers, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.25 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, Somers has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Somers. 59.23% 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 Somers in 2010 was $58,576, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $234,304 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Somers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Chinese.