Wallkill, NY
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Wallkill is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,263 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Wallkill is the 534th largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wallkill is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wallkill is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wallkill who work in office and administrative support (18.17%), law enforcement and fire fighting (12.12%), and business and financial occupations (6.78%).

Of important note, Wallkill is also a town of artists. Wallkill has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Wallkill’s character.

One downside of living in Wallkill is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wallkill, the average commute to work is 30.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Wallkill does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Wallkill citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.59% of adults in Wallkill have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wallkill in 2010 was $31,419, which is upper middle income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,676 for a family of four.

Wallkill is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wallkill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wallkill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wallkill include Irish, Italian, English, and Dutch.

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