Slingerlands is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,610 people and just one neighborhood, Slingerlands is the 291st largest community in New York.
Slingerlands is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Slingerlands is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Slingerlands who work in management occupations (13.30%), office and administrative support (12.18%), and business and financial occupations (11.84%).
Also of interest is that Slingerlands 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 Slingerlands telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.02% 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.
Slingerlands 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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Slingerlands, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Slingerlands is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.83% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Slingerlands in 2018 was $50,229, 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 $200,916 for a family of four. However, Slingerlands contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Slingerlands is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Slingerlands home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Slingerlands residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Slingerlands include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Slingerlands is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Other Asian languages.
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.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.
In addition, if you are planning to retire in New York, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in New York, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 96.4% of neighborhoods in NY. If a New York retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
Also, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the neighborhood, where 35.3% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.1% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Italian and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 22.6% have Irish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.9% 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 Slingerlands are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 73.6% 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.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 61.2% 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 18.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.1%), and 12.7% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.6% of households. Some people also speak Chinese (2.9%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Slingerlands, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (22.6%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (19.8%), and residents who report German roots (15.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.9%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (8.1%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (75.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.