Burnt Hills is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,275 people and just one neighborhood, Burnt Hills is the 368th largest community in New York.
Burnt Hills is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burnt Hills is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burnt Hills who work in management occupations (16.34%), teaching (9.67%), and office and administrative support (9.58%).
Also of interest is that Burnt Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Burnt Hills is also a town of artists. Burnt Hills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Burnt Hills’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.20% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Burnt Hills 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, Burnt Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Burnt Hills is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
If knowledge is power, Burnt Hills is a pretty powerful place. 50.88% of the adults in Burnt Hills have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Burnt Hills in 2018 was $49,885, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $199,540 for a family of four.
The people who call Burnt Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burnt Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Burnt Hills include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Burnt Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, if you are an executive or professional seeking a neighborhood affording an executive lifestyle, or just wanting to find where other executives live in the area, the neighborhood should be on your list. It has an enviable mix of spacious homes, relatively stable real estate values, and residents that include a number of wealthy executives, managers, and professionals. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis places it as one of the top 12.0% executive lifestyle neighborhoods in the state of New York. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and urban sophisticates.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 27.2% have Irish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Burnt Hills are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 80.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 61.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 14.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.3%), and 10.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.4% of households. Some people also speak Polish (8.9%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Burnt Hills, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (27.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (26.4%), and residents who report Italian roots (23.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (19.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.5%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (76.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.