Valhalla, NY
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Valhalla profile


Living in Valhalla


Valhalla is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,202 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Valhalla is the 446th largest community in New York.

Valhalla home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Valhalla real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Valhalla is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Valhalla is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Valhalla who work in sales jobs (11.76%), management occupations (10.73%), and teaching (8.61%).

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

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.26% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Valhalla is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Valhalla’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Valhalla, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.37 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, Valhalla 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.

Valhalla is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.14% of adults in Valhalla 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 Valhalla in 2018 was $46,841, 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 $187,364 for a family of four.

Valhalla is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Valhalla home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valhalla residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Valhalla also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.50% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Valhalla include Italian, Irish, German, African, and French.

Valhalla also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.88%.

The most common language spoken in Valhalla is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.