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 88.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Suffern is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Suffern who work in office and administrative support (16.48%), sales jobs (12.25%), and management occupations (9.17%).

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.

Overall, Suffern’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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.

Suffern is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.06% of adults in Suffern have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Suffern in 2010 was $37,910, 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 $151,640 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 19.31% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Suffern include Irish, Polish, German, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Suffern's cultural character, accounting for 18.38% of the village’s population.

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