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 87.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brockport is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brockport who work in office and administrative support (14.80%), sales jobs (13.84%), and food service (10.71%).

Also of interest is that Brockport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Brockport 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 Brockport 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.

The population of Brockport is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.15% of adults in Brockport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brockport in 2010 was $18,505, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,020 for a family of four. However, Brockport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. 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.