Star Lake is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 803 people and just one neighborhood, Star Lake is the 769th largest community in New York. Star Lake has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Star Lake is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Star Lake is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Star Lake who work in personal care services (12.46%), sales jobs (11.88%) and management occupations (11.30%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.49% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Star Lake is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Star Lake to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Star Lake’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents will find that the town 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, Star Lake is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Star Lake doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.