Swan Lake, NY
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Swan Lake is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,524 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Swan Lake is the 398th largest community in New York.

Swan Lake is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Swan Lake is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Swan Lake who work in office and administrative support (14.47%), teaching (11.13%), and management occupations (7.05%).

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

Another notable thing is that Swan Lake is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Swan Lake has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Swan Lake has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Swan Lake than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Swan Lake may be for you.

Swan Lake is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Swan Lake are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.90% of adults in Swan Lake having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Swan Lake in 2010 was $23,693, 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 $94,772 for a family of four. However, Swan Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Swan Lake is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Swan Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Swan Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Swan Lake also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Swan Lake include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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