Fredonia is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,705 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fredonia is the 167th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Fredonia was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Fredonia is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fredonia is a village of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fredonia who work in teaching (13.59%), sales jobs (12.69%), and office and administrative support (11.81%).
Fredonia is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Fredonia area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Fredonia maintain a good economy.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fredonia spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.61 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Fredonia are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.69% of adults in Fredonia 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 Fredonia in 2010 was $22,012, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,048 for a family of four. However, Fredonia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Fredonia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fredonia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fredonia include German, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Fredonia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.