Cazenovia, NY
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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. Much of the housing stock in Cazenovia was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Cazenovia is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cazenovia is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cazenovia who work in office and administrative support (13.78%), sales jobs (13.48%), and teaching (12.49%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.26% 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 small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Cazenovia to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

The education level of Cazenovia ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Cazenovia, 44.88% 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 $27,915, 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 $111,660 for a family of four. However, Cazenovia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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