A small town in New York, Saugerties South has a population of just over 2,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (22%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 44, skews older than most cities in New York. Only 24% of residents rent in Saugerties South, as the majority own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $1,098 per month, which is $182 a month less than the state average.
Many Saugerties South residents work in one of four industries: healthcare, education, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 31% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in sales, making it the top field in the town. With an average annual income of about $68,000, Saugerties South workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in New York. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average, Saugerties South has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have a high school degree or GED (22%). Additionally, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Averaging about 24 minutes, Saugerties South's commute time is shorter than the state average of about 38 minutes. Many residents (47%) drive to work, while public transit is not used. Not many commuters (2%) walk to work, though the number does exceed the national average.