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. Walden has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Walden is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (21.79%), sales jobs (13.18%), and teaching (10.92%).
In Walden, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Walden are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.60% of adults in Walden having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Walden in 2010 was $27,704, 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 $110,816 for a family of four. However, Walden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Walden is a very 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 23.91% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Walden include Italian, Irish, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Walden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.