Wappingers Falls, NY
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Living in Wappingers Falls


Wappingers Falls is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,508 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Wappingers Falls is the 292nd largest community in New York. Wappingers Falls has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Unlike some villages, Wappingers Falls isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wappingers Falls are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (17.10%), personal care services (10.67%), and sales jobs (9.74%).

Also of interest is that Wappingers Falls has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Wappingers Falls, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.70 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Wappingers Falls, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Wappingers Falls is a relatively small village. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Wappingers Falls is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.39% of adults 25 and older in Wappingers Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wappingers Falls in 2010 was $27,960, 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 $111,840 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 28.06% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wappingers Falls include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Jordanian.

In addition, Wappingers Falls has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.40%).

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