A small town in New York, Thornwood has slightly less than 4,000 residents. With an average age of just under 41, the town's population is a little older compared to other cities in the state, which has an average age of 39. Renters tend to be in the minority in Thornwood, and 78% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,771 per month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,280.
Thornwood has an average commute time of about 31 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common mode of getting to work, opted for by 47% of workers, while public transportation is used by just 5% of the population. Few workers commute on foot.
Many Thornwood residents work in one of four industries: retail, healthcare, education, and scientific. Together, these industries account for 29% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 9% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Thornwood workers earn an average annual income of just over $135,000, more than those elsewhere in New York. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Thornwood has a large number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 12% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 19% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
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