Summit - Richmondville is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,547 people and just one neighborhood, Summit - Richmondville is the 424th largest community in New York.
Unlike some towns, Summit - Richmondville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Summit - Richmondville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Summit - Richmondville is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Summit - Richmondville who work in management occupations (12.24%), sales jobs (11.68%), and office and administrative support (11.49%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.34% 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.
The citizens of Summit - Richmondville are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.65% of adults in Summit - Richmondville having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Summit - Richmondville in 2018 was $31,558, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,232 for a family of four. However, Summit - Richmondville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Summit - Richmondville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Summit - Richmondville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Summit - Richmondville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Summit - Richmondville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 23.7% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Summit - Richmondville is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NY, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 86.5% of the neighborhoods in New York. If you are considering retiring to New York, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 32.8% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 1.0% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Summit - Richmondville are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 45.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 67.8% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 34.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.3%), and 14.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.2%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Summit - Richmondville, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (23.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.5%), and residents who report English roots (14.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (13.3%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (6.1%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (79.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.