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.

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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cornwall is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.

Because of many things, Cornwall is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Cornwall a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Cornwall has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Cornwall’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Cornwall is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cornwall, the average commute to work is 30.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Cornwall, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Cornwall is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.18% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

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.