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  7. Jobs
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Skaneateles is a town in New York with a population of 7,244. Skaneateles is in Onondaga County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Skaneateles offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Skaneateles and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Skaneateles are highly rated.
About Skaneateles...
Population
7,244

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$290,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$848
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Skaneateles

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,150
National
$55,322
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Skaneateles Reviews

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Small quaint village on a beautiful lake in upstate NY. Lots of shops, restaurants, and charm. The schools are amongst the top rated in the area. Close to , hiking trails, great theater, and wineries. In December the town resembles pages from Dickens, -as characters mill around and interact with those who are out and about. There is caroling and horse drawn carriage rides. Really brings out the spirit of the season.
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Skaneateles is such a great town to live in. This is the type of place where you make friends that you'll have for the rest of your life. With the town surrounding the lake, there is always so much to do! Cold winters and hot summers, you get the best of both worlds.
Very beautiful town with a great lake for swimming, kayaking, boating,etc.. Great school district and generally friendly town with much to do,