Cornwall, NY

Cornwall profile

Living in Cornwall

Cornwall is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,694 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cornwall is the 191st largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Cornwall are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Unlike some towns, Cornwall isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cornwall are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cornwall is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cornwall who work in sales jobs (11.89%), office and administrative support (11.39%), and management occupations (11.15%).

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.

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 is lower than average for the country.

In Cornwall, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.20 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Cornwall is a pretty powerful place. 50.18% of the adults in Cornwall have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Cornwall in 2018 was $48,138, 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 $192,552 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 15.37% 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.