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Valley Falls, NY

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Overview


Valley Falls is a tiny village located in the state of New York. With a population of 452 people and just one neighborhood, Valley Falls is the 880th largest community in New York. Valley Falls has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some villages, Valley Falls isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Valley Falls are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Valley Falls is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Valley Falls who work in office and administrative support (12.77%), computer science and math (9.12%), and healthcare (8.39%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.70% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

The overall crime rate in Valley Falls is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

One downside of living in Valley Falls is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Valley Falls, the average commute to work is 32.49 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Demographics

Valley Falls is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.45% of adults in Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls in 2018 was $42,959, 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 $171,836 for a family of four.

The people who call Valley Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valley Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Valley Falls include Irish, English, German, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Valley Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

People

If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 13.6% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of New York. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Irish and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 12.8% have French ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Valley Falls are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 73.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 15.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 34.4% 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 26.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.2%), and 14.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.4% of households. Some people also speak Italian (9.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Valley Falls, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (30.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.8%), and residents who report English roots (14.9%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (12.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (11.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.8%) 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 (5.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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