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 85.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fredonia is a village of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fredonia who work in sales jobs (11.81%), management occupations (11.81%), and teaching (11.46%).
Fredonia is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Fredonia to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.45 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Fredonia are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.45% 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 $23,962, 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 $95,848 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 Italian.