South Nyack is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,577 people and just one neighborhood, South Nyack is the 411th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in South Nyack was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Real Estate Prices
South Nyack home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but South Nyack real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
South Nyack is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Nyack is a village of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Nyack who work in teaching (14.28%), office and administrative support (11.47%) and management occupations (10.97%).
Of important note, South Nyack is also a village of artists. South Nyack has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape South Nyack’s character.
Also of interest is that South Nyack 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: 7.86% 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
South Nyack is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the South Nyack area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps South Nyack maintain a good economy.
For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in South Nyack. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to South Nyack.
The overall crime rate in South Nyack is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Despite being a small village, South Nyack 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.