Poughquag is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,167 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Poughquag is the 215th largest community in New York.
Poughquag is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Poughquag is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Poughquag who work in management occupations (13.26%), teaching (12.06%), and office and administrative support (11.36%).
A relatively large number of people in Poughquag telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.48% 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.
Because of many things, Poughquag 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, Poughquag really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Poughquag 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 Poughquag, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.29 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.
Despite being a small town, Poughquag has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Poughquag ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Poughquag, 42.01% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Poughquag in 2018 was $44,524, 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 $178,096 for a family of four.
Poughquag is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Poughquag home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Poughquag residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Poughquag include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Poughquag is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.