Allegany is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,767 people and just one neighborhood, Allegany is the 596th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Allegany was built prior to World War II, 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 with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Allegany to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
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.