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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

East Aurora is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.86% 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 (13.46%), office and administrative support (12.53%), and management occupations (10.69%).

Also of interest is that East Aurora has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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 citizens of East Aurora are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.03% of adults in East Aurora have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in East Aurora in 2010 was $35,743, 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 $142,972 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in East Aurora include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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