Clifton Park, NY

Clifton Park profile

Living in Clifton Park

Clifton Park is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 38,029 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Clifton Park is the 27th largest community in New York.

Clifton Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clifton Park is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clifton Park who work in management occupations (16.67%), sales jobs (11.47%), and office and administrative support (10.86%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Clifton Park telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.28% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Clifton Park 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, Clifton Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Clifton Park. 57.40% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Clifton Park in 2018 was $52,956, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,824 for a family of four.

Clifton Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Clifton Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clifton Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Clifton Park include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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