Pearl River is a small city in New York with a population of slightly more than 16,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals feature less prominently in the demographics. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 81% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be a factor, as the average rent of $1,464 per month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,280.
Pearl River has a high number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 12% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Further, 17% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Pearl River residents work in one of three industries: education, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries account for 21% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in management, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Pearl River workers take home an average annual income of just over $117K, about $36,000 more than the state average. Pearl River's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Pearl River has an average commute time of about 39 minutes, longer than around 90% of cities in the state. Driving a vehicle is the typical way to get to work, opted for by 41% of workers, while public transit is used by only 5% of the city. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.
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