Wappingers Falls, NY

Wappingers Falls profile

Living in Wappingers Falls

Wappingers Falls is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,544 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Wappingers Falls is the 292nd largest community in New York. Wappingers Falls has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Wappingers Falls is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wappingers Falls is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wappingers Falls who work in office and administrative support (14.21%), food service (13.34%), and sales jobs (11.36%).

The percentage of adults in Wappingers Falls who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.02% of the adults in Wappingers Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wappingers Falls in 2018 was $30,296, 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 $121,184 for a family of four. However, Wappingers Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wappingers Falls is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Wappingers Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wappingers Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wappingers Falls also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.46% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wappingers Falls include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Wappingers Falls also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.52%.

The most common language spoken in Wappingers Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.