Cazenovia is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,855 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cazenovia is the 474th largest community in New York. Cazenovia has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Cazenovia is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cazenovia is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cazenovia who work in office and administrative support (14.44%), teaching (14.44%), and sales jobs (14.08%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.30% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Cazenovia 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 Cazenovia 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 education level of Cazenovia ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Cazenovia, 46.09% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Cazenovia in 2010 was $28,523, 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 $114,092 for a family of four. However, Cazenovia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cazenovia is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Cazenovia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cazenovia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cazenovia include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Cazenovia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.