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.

Unlike some towns, Swan Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Swan Lake are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Swan Lake is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Swan Lake who work in office and administrative support (16.62%), teaching (11.45%), and management occupations (7.04%).

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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Swan Lake has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Swan Lake a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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 population of Swan Lake overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Swan Lake, 22.24% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Swan Lake in 2010 was $24,284, 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 $97,136 for a family of four. However, Swan Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Swan Lake is a very 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 12.35% 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.