Vestal, NY
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Vestal is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,064 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Vestal is the 93rd largest community in New York.

Vestal is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Vestal is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vestal who work in office and administrative support (11.27%), sales jobs (9.74%), and management occupations (9.32%).

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

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!) Vestal 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. Vestal has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Vestal than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Vestal may be for you.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.77 minutes getting to work every day.

Vestal is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.34% of adults in Vestal 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 Vestal in 2010 was $33,510, 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 $134,040 for a family of four. However, Vestal contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Vestal is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.