Suffern, NY
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Suffern is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,001 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Suffern is the 176th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Suffern are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Suffern is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Suffern is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Suffern who work in office and administrative support (15.34%), sales jobs (11.25%), and management occupations (11.16%).

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

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

The overall crime rate in Suffern 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, Suffern 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.

The citizens of Suffern are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.84% of adults in Suffern have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Suffern in 2010 was $37,787, 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 $151,148 for a family of four. However, Suffern contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Suffern is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Suffern home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Suffern residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Suffern also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.82% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Suffern include Irish, Polish, Russian, and German.

In addition, Suffern has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.21%).

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