Allegany is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,738 people and just one neighborhood, Allegany is the 596th largest community in New York. Allegany has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Allegany is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Allegany is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Allegany who work in office and administrative support (18.39%), sales jobs (12.62%) and teaching (10.58%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Allegany is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Allegany area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Allegany maintain a good economy.
Overall, Allegany’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
One of the benefits of Allegany is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.84 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.