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. Much of the housing stock in Wappingers Falls was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Wappingers Falls is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

Despite being a small village, Wappingers Falls has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of adults in Wappingers Falls who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.57% of the adults in Wappingers Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.

In addition, Wappingers Falls has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.86%).

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