These Are The 10 Hardest Working Places In New York

We crunched the numbers to identify the places in New York that get up early and stay late to bring home the bacon.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 2 years ago

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America has been known as the land of opportunity for as long as I can remember. It’s the one place in the world where if you bare down and keep your nose to the grindstone, you can make a better life for your family and yourself.

And while everyone in New York works hard, there’s a certain part of the Empire State that takes the Puritan work ethic to the extreme — the hardest working places in New York .

Who’s the leader of this work around the clock ethos? That would be Pelham Manor which takes top honors for the hardest working place in New York. People work so hard there they manage to make getting to work a job.

So what other places burn the midnight oil to bring home a large piece of bacon? You’re going to have to get to the office early and stay late on Fridays to beat out these places in New York for a promotion:

  1. Pelham Manor
  2. Pelham
  3. Kings Point
  4. Lawrence
  5. Scarsdale
  6. Briarcliff Manor
  7. Larchmont
  8. East Hills
  9. Irvington
  10. Garden City

So listen up Salamanca as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Hardest Working Places In The Empire State

Like all problems here at Zippia, we start with the data to answer the hard questions. Some might even consider us the hardest working data-crunchers this side of the Mississippi.

In this particular case, we went to the latest version of the American Community Survey looking for answers. As luck would have it, the Census Bureau just released the 2009-2014 5-Yr Estimate which would make this analysis the first of its kind with the new data.

After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for each State:

  • Average hours worked
  • Average commute time
  • Workers per household (Employed labor force divided by the number households)
  • Labor force participation rate
  • Adults with a college degree

Our thinking went something along the lines of if you are spent the many years getting a degree, are actively seeking employment, work a ton of hours when employed, and spend forever getting to work, you get the Zippia hardworking stamp of approval.

After we got the data for all 170 places in New York, we ranked each place from 1 to 170 for each of the criteria with 1 being the “hardest working”.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each to create a hardworking index.

Finally, we crowned the place with the lowest hard working index the “Hardest Working Place In New York”. And, at the end of the day, Pelham Manor had its hard work pay off.

Read the detailed chart below to learn a bit more about why each place ranked where it did.

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1. Pelham Manor

Pelham Manor, New York

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,539College Graduates: 73.1%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 41.6
Workers Per Household: 1.6

2. Pelham

Pelham, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,984College Graduates: 56.3%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 41.2
Workers Per Household: 1.7

3. Kings Point

Kings Point, New York

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,076College Graduates: 56.7%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.2
Workers Per Household: 1.6

4. Lawrence

Lawrence, New York

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,511College Graduates: 75.9%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 39.1
Workers Per Household: 1.3

5. Scarsdale

Scarsdale, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,471College Graduates: 86.7%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 43.3
Workers Per Household: 1.4

6. Briarcliff Manor

Briarcliff Manor, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,783College Graduates: 72.3%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.1
Workers Per Household: 1.4

7. Larchmont

Larchmont, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,952College Graduates: 83.8%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 43.5
Workers Per Household: 1.4

8. East Hills

East Hills, New York

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Population: 7,025College Graduates: 76.8%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 40.9
Workers Per Household: 1.4

9. Irvington

Irvington, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,506College Graduates: 70.1%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 39.7
Workers Per Household: 1.4

10. Garden City

Garden City, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,543College Graduates: 67.1%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 39.8
Workers Per Household: 1.4

Detailed List Of Hardest Working Places In New York

City Rank Population College Graduates Average Hours Worked Per Week Workers Per Household
Pelham Manor 1 5,539 73.1% 41.6 1.6
Pelham 2 6,984 56.3% 41.2 1.7
Kings Point 3 5,076 56.7% 38.2 1.6
Lawrence 4 6,511 75.9% 39.1 1.3
Scarsdale 5 17,471 86.7% 43.3 1.4
Briarcliff Manor 6 7,783 72.3% 38.1 1.4
Larchmont 7 5,952 83.8% 43.5 1.4
East Hills 8 7,025 76.8% 40.9 1.4
Irvington 9 6,506 70.1% 39.7 1.4
Garden City 10 22,543 67.1% 39.8 1.4
Chestnut Ridge 11 8,035 47.0% 37.3 1.7
Dobbs Ferry 12 11,001 58.0% 38.0 1.6
Westbury 13 15,201 35.5% 39.0 1.7
Sea Cliff 14 5,012 64.4% 38.5 1.3
Bayville 15 6,724 43.5% 38.2 1.4
Airmont 16 8,770 44.7% 39.0 1.5
Woodbury 17 10,638 43.9% 38.0 1.7
Monroe 18 8,493 41.4% 37.9 1.7
Harrison 19 27,822 50.0% 37.1 1.7
Lake Grove 20 11,235 35.7% 38.1 1.6
Floral Park 21 16,190 44.8% 38.8 1.6
New Hyde Park 22 9,764 40.0% 38.0 1.7
Wesley Hills 23 5,779 58.3% 35.8 1.6
Hastings-on-Hudson 24 7,905 68.8% 38.2 1.4
Mineola 25 18,918 37.9% 38.4 1.4
Rye 26 15,892 73.9% 43.1 1.2
Northport 27 7,417 64.1% 38.6 1.4
Cedarhurst 28 6,631 44.0% 39.1 1.7
Babylon 29 12,177 41.7% 39.4 1.5
Geneseo 30 8,043 47.9% 27.1 1.9
White Plains 31 57,505 47.7% 39.1 1.5
North Hills 32 5,122 64.2% 40.3 1.0
Williston Park 33 7,319 48.4% 39.0 1.5
Rockville Centre 34 24,128 59.5% 40.2 1.3
East Aurora 35 6,255 47.8% 37.1 1.3
East Rockaway 36 9,861 42.6% 37.7 1.5
Mount Kisco 37 11,016 42.7% 39.0 1.6
New Hempstead 38 5,240 44.7% 36.5 2.1
Long Beach 39 33,522 45.1% 39.4 1.4
Port Jefferson 40 7,789 61.6% 37.8 1.4
Croton-on-Hudson 41 8,168 60.4% 40.4 1.5
Malverne 42 8,544 48.7% 39.6 1.5
Glen Cove 43 27,161 34.9% 39.2 1.5
Bronxville 44 6,378 80.2% 42.3 1.4
Chittenango 45 5,052 32.5% 37.6 1.3
Lindenhurst 46 27,303 23.9% 38.3 1.7
Ithaca 47 30,399 64.3% 30.9 1.4
Brockport 48 8,398 35.1% 30.5 1.7
Amityville 49 9,551 36.6% 38.3 1.4
Farmingdale 50 8,306 35.6% 38.5 1.4
Fredonia 51 10,988 40.7% 32.1 1.4
Nyack 52 6,857 51.2% 39.6 1.2
Massapequa Park 53 17,137 37.2% 38.0 1.6
Potsdam 54 9,577 53.1% 30.1 1.7
Washingtonville 55 5,837 27.6% 37.1 1.5
New Paltz 56 6,945 60.9% 28.3 1.7
Patchogue 57 12,045 28.3% 38.9 1.4
Williamsville 58 5,286 57.1% 36.6 1.2
Mamaroneck 59 19,133 50.9% 39.0 1.4
Rye Brook 60 9,456 64.8% 40.7 1.4
Hamburg 61 9,482 40.3% 37.5 1.3
Ossining 62 25,232 30.7% 36.8 1.9
Pleasantville 63 7,090 60.9% 40.2 1.4
Tarr 64 11,423 57.1% 38.3 1.4
New Rochelle 65 78,476 41.0% 38.3 1.5
Oneonta 66 13,906 44.0% 31.9 1.5
Suffern 67 10,864 42.1% 38.3 1.4
Goshen 68 5,417 41.6% 38.3 1.3
Valley Stream 69 37,764 32.6% 37.8 1.8
Port Chester 70 29,275 21.4% 37.5 1.9
Colonie 71 7,869 33.4% 38.9 1.4
Wappingers Falls 72 5,377 18.1% 35.7 1.5
Great Neck 73 10,052 55.1% 39.1 1.4
Saratoga Springs 74 26,998 49.6% 38.1 1.3
Kenmore 75 15,334 33.5% 36.4 1.3
Canton 76 6,600 44.0% 31.9 1.6
West Haverstraw 77 10,308 19.6% 38.1 1.8
Hilton 78 5,954 19.4% 38.2 1.5
Tuckahoe 79 6,559 51.2% 39.5 1.3
Scotia 80 7,742 25.5% 37.0 1.4
Sleepy Hollow 81 10,002 40.6% 38.4 1.4
Haverstraw 82 12,060 22.4% 38.0 1.8
Lynbrook 83 19,517 40.0% 38.2 1.4
Geneva 84 13,202 27.9% 34.4 1.4
Fairport 85 5,364 50.1% 38.8 1.3
Freeport 86 43,168 24.1% 37.7 1.7
Manorhaven 87 6,638 47.8% 39.8 1.3
Horseheads 88 6,593 27.4% 39.0 1.1
Waterloo 89 5,178 18.6% 38.2 1.3
New York 90 8,354,889 35.0% 39.2 1.4
Walden 91 6,919 21.6% 38.4 1.6
Great Neck Plaza 92 6,823 59.9% 43.0 1.0
Webster 93 5,528 34.4% 37.0 1.1
Cortland 94 19,218 23.9% 34.5 1.4
Baldwinsville 95 7,655 32.0% 38.5 1.1
Hempstead 96 54,801 15.9% 37.6 1.8
Yonkers 97 198,654 30.7% 38.5 1.4
Albany 98 98,287 36.3% 35.3 1.3
Spring Valley 99 32,007 17.4% 36.6 1.9
Canandaigua 100 10,532 35.8% 37.9 1.2
Peekskill 101 23,875 26.2% 37.1 1.5
Corning 102 11,108 33.6% 37.5 1.2
Beacon 103 14,437 30.5% 37.1 1.4
Ballston Spa 104 5,298 33.8% 39.2 1.3
East Rochester 105 6,687 27.2% 40.5 1.3
Oneida 106 11,290 23.1% 36.4 1.2
Lancaster 107 10,314 24.1% 37.2 1.4
Plattsburgh 108 19,840 29.6% 32.8 1.2
Mount Vernon 109 67,962 27.3% 38.1 1.4
Solvay 110 6,514 19.8% 37.1 1.2
North Tonawanda 111 31,245 25.0% 36.7 1.2
Warwick 112 6,783 37.7% 36.9 1.1
Glens Falls 113 14,574 26.6% 37.7 1.3
Mastic Beach 114 14,880 13.1% 38.3 1.5
Depew 115 15,262 19.0% 38.2 1.2
Middletown 116 27,904 18.4% 37.0 1.5
Rome 117 33,161 19.5% 37.1 1.1
Batavia 118 15,274 21.3% 37.1 1.2
Watervliet 119 10,250 19.0% 37.3 1.3
Saranac Lake 120 6,055 31.0% 37.0 1.1
Mechanicville 121 5,207 16.9% 36.6 1.2
Tonawanda 122 15,048 22.0% 38.6 1.2
Olean 123 14,232 26.2% 37.7 1.2
Penn Yan 124 5,011 21.0% 36.3 1.1
Troy 125 49,965 25.4% 35.2 1.3
Newburgh 126 28,614 11.2% 36.4 1.5
Kingston 127 23,707 21.6% 37.2 1.2
New Square 128 7,328 3.9% 30.6 1.5
Rensselaer 129 9,476 22.8% 38.5 1.3
Poughkeepsie 130 30,716 24.0% 36.4 1.3
Schenectady 131 66,055 20.1% 36.3 1.3
Kiryas Joel 132 21,201 7.5% 34.9 1.1
Oswego 133 18,119 25.4% 35.5 1.1
North Syracuse 134 6,659 22.3% 38.6 1.1
Malone 135 5,866 15.5% 38.1 1.0
Cohoes 136 16,195 18.3% 37.3 1.2
Johnson City 137 14,977 22.0% 36.6 1.1
Johnstown 138 8,552 17.3% 38.6 1.2
Lockport 139 20,957 20.8% 37.3 1.1
Syracuse 140 144,648 26.0% 35.3 1.2
Watertown 141 27,590 21.5% 39.9 1.2
Norwich 142 7,080 23.2% 36.9 1.1
Ilion 143 7,968 24.5% 36.1 1.1
Rochester 144 210,461 24.4% 36.3 1.2
Hudson Falls 145 7,266 13.3% 35.6 1.4
Port Jervis 146 8,736 17.4% 38.6 1.2
Bath 147 5,747 16.1% 37.0 1.0
Buffalo 148 259,959 24.7% 36.3 1.1
Hudson 149 6,658 23.2% 36.5 1.1
Ogdensburg 150 11,029 17.5% 37.1 1.1
Auburn 151 27,369 17.7% 36.3 1.2
Herkimer 152 7,752 20.0% 37.6 1.1
Binghamton 153 46,771 23.0% 35.4 1.1
Endicott 154 13,216 19.3% 36.8 1.1
Newark 155 9,019 15.9% 35.7 1.2
Dunkirk 156 12,386 16.8% 36.6 1.1
Hornell 157 8,508 17.5% 36.5 1.1
Elmira 158 29,046 14.1% 35.9 1.1
Medina 159 5,962 22.8% 37.6 1.0
Lackawanna 160 18,037 16.9% 36.3 1.1
Jamestown 161 30,799 18.4% 36.7 1.1
Massena 162 10,937 20.2% 36.7 1.1
Utica 163 61,852 16.6% 35.4 1.1
Niagara Falls 164 49,679 16.5% 36.3 1.1
Amsterdam 165 18,348 15.0% 36.8 1.1
Fulton 166 11,786 15.5% 37.3 1.1
Gloversville 167 15,395 13.7% 37.5 1.1
Monticello 168 6,780 15.6% 37.7 1.1
Albion 169 5,799 9.4% 34.6 1.1
Salamanca 170 5,717 12.1% 37.1 1.1

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