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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wallkill who work in office and administrative support (16.88%), law enforcement and fire fighting (11.99%), and sales jobs (7.66%).

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.

Wallkill is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Wallkill are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.04% of adults in Wallkill have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wallkill in 2010 was $29,244, 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 $116,976 for a family of four. However, Wallkill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wallkill include German, Italian, English, and Dutch.

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