Somers, NY

Somers profile

Living in Somers

Somers is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 13,490 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Somers is the 246th largest community in New York.

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

Somers is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.03% 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 (16.97%), office and administrative support (14.85%), and teaching (12.37%).

In addition, Somers 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.

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

One downside of living in Somers is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Somers, the average commute to work is 37.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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.

If knowledge is power, Somers is a pretty powerful place. 60.59% of the adults in Somers 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 Somers in 2018 was $69,391, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $277,564 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 Italian, Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.

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