Canandaigua, NY
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Canandaigua is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,431 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Canandaigua is the 179th largest community in New York. Canandaigua has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Canandaigua isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Canandaigua are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Canandaigua is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canandaigua who work in office and administrative support (10.34%), food service (10.27%), and healthcare (9.81%).

The population of Canandaigua 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: 35.02% of adults in Canandaigua have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Canandaigua in 2010 was $30,452, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,808 for a family of four. However, Canandaigua contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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