Speculator is a tiny village located in the state of New York. With a population of 317 people and just one neighborhood, Speculator is the 889th largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Speculator is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Speculator is a village of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Speculator who work in personal care services (32.83%), management occupations (15.15%) and sales jobs (12.12%).
A relatively large number of people in Speculator telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.61% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Another notable thing is that Speculator is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the village’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Speculator is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Speculator really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Speculator perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the village is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Speculator is worth considering.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Speculator spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.99 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small village, Speculator does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.