Walden, NY
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Walden is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,839 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Walden is the 242nd largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Walden was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Walden is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Walden is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walden who work in office and administrative support (18.94%), teaching (10.88%), and sales jobs (10.55%).

One downside of living in Walden, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.29 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Walden citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.58% of adults in Walden have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Walden in 2010 was $26,028, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,112 for a family of four. However, Walden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Walden is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Walden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walden residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Walden also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.49% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Walden include Italian, German, English, and Dutch.

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