Staatsburg, NY
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Staatsburg is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 372 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Staatsburg is the 874th largest community in New York. Staatsburg has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Staatsburg is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Staatsburg is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Staatsburg who work in management occupations (30.65%), office and administrative support (14.52%), and teaching (14.52%).

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

Of important note, Staatsburg is also a town of artists. Staatsburg has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Staatsburg’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 45.16% 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.

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

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Staatsburg has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Staatsburg a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Staatsburg, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 56.76 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.

In Staatsburg, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Staatsburg is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town 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 Staatsburg. 71.34% 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 Staatsburg in 2010 was $53,567, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $214,268 for a family of four. However, Staatsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Staatsburg is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Staatsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Staatsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Staatsburg include French , English, Irish, and Scottish.

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