Alfred is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,028 people and just one neighborhood, Alfred is the 366th largest community in New York. Alfred has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Occupations and Workforce
Alfred is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alfred is a village of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alfred who work in teaching (20.71%), food service (16.96%) and office and administrative support (14.76%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Alfred is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Alfred to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Alfred. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Alfred.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Alfred spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.07 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small village, Alfred does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.