The small town of New Hartford, New York is home to slightly less than 2,000 people. Retirees are a common sight, as they make up 20% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 42, are older than most cities in New York. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 35% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $1,155/month. Over the course of a year, renters in New Hartford will save around $1,500 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 17 minutes, outperforming most cities in New York, New Hartford residents have found that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 44% of workers, while public transit is not used extensively. Walking (5%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number is well above the national average.
Compared to the national average (7%), New Hartford has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 15% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 17% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are four primary industries in New Hartford: education, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries make up 33% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of around $80K, New Hartford workers take home about the same as the average New York resident. New Hartford, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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