Brockport, NY


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Brockport is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,357 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Brockport is the 211th largest community in New York. Brockport has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Brockport is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brockport is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brockport who work in office and administrative support (17.18%), sales jobs (12.36%), and food service (12.14%).

Brockport 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 Brockport area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Brockport maintain a good economy.

The education level of Brockport citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.64% of adults in Brockport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brockport in 2010 was $17,066, which is low income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,264 for a family of four. However, Brockport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brockport is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Brockport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brockport residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brockport include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Brockport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.