Cornwall is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,728 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cornwall is the 191st largest community in New York.
Cornwall home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Cornwall real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Of important note, Cornwall is also a town of artists. Cornwall has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cornwall’s character.
Also of interest is that Cornwall has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Cornwall telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.56% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Cornwall is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Cornwall’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Cornwall. 51.28% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Cornwall in 2018 was $51,211, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $204,844 for a family of four.
Cornwall is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Cornwall home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cornwall residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Cornwall also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.38% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cornwall include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Cornwall is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.