This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Valley Cottage has a very low population density. Valley Cottage is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Valley Cottage, NY is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Valley Cottage has a population density of 2,126, with 9,085 current residents.
Out of the 9,085 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 62% of the residents are married and 38% are single.
- 55% Sun
- 50% Rain
- 36% Snow
54°F average temperature
- 37 years Median home age
- $342,240 Median home price
- 2.5% Home appreciation rate
- 23.06% Annual property tax
As for living in Valley Cottage, the air quality is 13% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 50% rainy, and 36% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Valley Cottage, you should know that 80.4% of homes are owned while 17.4% of homes are rented, and 2.1% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $342,240, the median age of homes is 37 years, the annual home appreciation is 2.50% and the annual property tax is 23.06%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Valley Cottage, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Valley Cottage’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Valley Cottage is 44 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 52.61% Democratic, 46.71% Republican, and 0.68% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
92%High school diploma
8%Some college or associates degree
17%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Valley Cottage, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.10% of residents are unemployed in Valley Cottage (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Valley Cottage residents: 14.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 29.91% are in the arts and sciences field, 14.2% are in the customer service field, 29.4% are in the sales field, 0.17% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 5.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 92.12%, 8.40% of residents have an associate’s degree, 24.14% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 16.70% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Valley Cottage, you should be aware that the average commute time is 35 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Valley Cottage have a few different options. 80% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 6% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.