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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

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 professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Staatsburg who work in healthcare (26.85%), community and social services (25.50%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (17.45%).

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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.41% 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.

In addition, Staatsburg 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.

Staatsburg is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Staatsburg’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Staatsburg is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Staatsburg, the average commute to work is 43.33 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.

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. 70.29% 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 $36,587, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,348 for a family of four.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Staatsburg include German, English, French , and Scottish.

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