Wappingers Falls, NY
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Wappingers Falls is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,552 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.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wappingers Falls who work in office and administrative support (17.68%), sales jobs (10.53%), and food service (8.29%).

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.

The education level of Wappingers Falls citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.57% of adults 25 and older in Wappingers Falls have a college degree.

The per capita income in Wappingers Falls in 2010 was $24,773, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,092 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 Asian. 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 30.51% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wappingers Falls include Irish, German, English, and Palestinian.

Wappingers Falls also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.86%.

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