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Westerlo, NY

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Overview


Westerlo is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,192 people and just one neighborhood, Westerlo is the 457th largest community in New York.

Occupations and Workforce

Westerlo is a blue-collar town, with 37.68% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Westerlo is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Westerlo who work in office and administrative support (23.62%), management occupations (8.86%), and teaching (6.84%).

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

Setting & Lifestyle

Westerlo is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Westerlo’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Westerlo has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Westerlo has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Westerlo than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Westerlo may be for you.

Demographics

The percentage of people in Westerlo who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.88% of adults in Westerlo have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Westerlo in 2018 was $38,183, 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 $152,732 for a family of four. However, Westerlo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Westerlo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westerlo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Westerlo include Irish, German, Dutch, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Westerlo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 13.1% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

People

If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 13.4% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of New York. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 31.2% have Irish ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Westerlo are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 62.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 69.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 37.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.6%), and 13.1% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.3% of households. Some people also speak Polish (3.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Westerlo, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (31.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (26.9%), and residents who report Dutch roots (15.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (10.4%), along with some English ancestry residents (8.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (84.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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