Canandaigua, NY

Canandaigua profile

Living in Canandaigua

Canandaigua is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,156 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Canandaigua is the 179th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Canandaigua was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Canandaigua is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Canandaigua is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canandaigua who work in office and administrative support (13.70%), management occupations (11.91%), and food service (9.10%).

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

The education level of Canandaigua citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.68% of adults in Canandaigua have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Canandaigua in 2018 was $36,671, which is upper middle income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,684 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Canandaigua include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

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