East Aurora, NY
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East Aurora is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,236 people and four constituent neighborhoods, East Aurora is the 273rd largest community in New York. East Aurora has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

East Aurora is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.79% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Aurora is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Aurora who work in teaching (14.42%), office and administrative support (13.54%), and management occupations (9.99%).

Of important note, East Aurora is also a village of artists. East Aurora has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape East Aurora’s character.

In addition, East Aurora is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

The education level of East Aurora ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in East Aurora, 47.79% 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 East Aurora in 2010 was $36,430, 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 $145,720 for a family of four. However, East Aurora contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call East Aurora home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Aurora residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Aurora include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in East Aurora is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.