Patterson is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,839 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Patterson is the 156th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Patterson are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Patterson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Patterson is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Patterson who work in office and administrative support (14.62%), sales jobs (12.58%), and teaching (8.51%).
Because of many things, Patterson is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Patterson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Patterson perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Patterson, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.95 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 Patterson 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.
The population of Patterson is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.93% of adults in Patterson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Patterson in 2018 was $38,702, 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 $154,808 for a family of four. However, Patterson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Patterson is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Patterson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Patterson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Patterson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.86% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Patterson include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Patterson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.