Wappingers Falls is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,544 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Wappingers Falls is the 292nd largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Wappingers Falls was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Wappingers Falls is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wappingers Falls is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wappingers Falls who work in office and administrative support (14.21%), food service (13.34%), and sales jobs (11.36%).
The percentage of adults in Wappingers Falls who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.02% of the adults in Wappingers Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Wappingers Falls in 2018 was $30,296, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,184 for a family of four. However, Wappingers Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Wappingers Falls is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Wappingers Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wappingers Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wappingers Falls also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.46% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wappingers Falls include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Wappingers Falls's cultural character, accounting for 18.52% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Wappingers Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.