Valhalla, NY
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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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Valhalla is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Valhalla who work in teaching (11.41%), office and administrative support (10.87%), and management occupations (10.12%).

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.

Because of many things, Valhalla is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Valhalla a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Valhalla has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Valhalla’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Valhalla is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Valhalla, the average commute to work is 31.32 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Valhalla is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Valhalla is a pretty powerful place. 50.67% of the adults in Valhalla have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Valhalla in 2010 was $46,506, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,024 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 Asian. Valhalla also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.91% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Valhalla include Irish, German, Croatian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Valhalla's cultural character, accounting for 23.66% of the town’s population.

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

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