Chittenango is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,891 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chittenango is the 318th largest community in New York.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Chittenango is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chittenango is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chittenango who work in office and administrative support (15.61%), sales jobs (13.43%), and business and financial occupations (7.98%).
Also of interest is that Chittenango has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Chittenango is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Chittenango is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Chittenango really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chittenango perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The education level of Chittenango citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.50% of adults in Chittenango have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Chittenango in 2010 was $28,524, 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 $114,096 for a family of four. However, Chittenango contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Chittenango home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chittenango residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Chittenango include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Chittenango is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.