Katonah is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,735 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Katonah is the 629th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Katonah was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Katonah home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Katonah real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Katonah is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Katonah is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Katonah who work in management occupations (21.69%), business and financial occupations (14.30%), and sales jobs (10.67%).
Of important note, Katonah is also a town of artists. Katonah has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Katonah’s character.
Also of interest is that Katonah 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 Katonah telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.16% 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.
In addition, Katonah is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Katonah is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Katonah a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Katonah has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Katonah’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Katonah, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 41.25 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Katonah is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Katonah. 81.80% 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 Katonah in 2018 was $88,991, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $355,964 for a family of four.
The people who call Katonah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Katonah residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Katonah include Irish, German, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Katonah is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.