Fredonia is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,501 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (13.40%), management occupations (11.68%), and office and administrative support (10.68%).
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.
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 16.42 minutes getting to work every day.
Fredonia is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.39% of adults in Fredonia have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Fredonia in 2010 was $25,683, 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 $102,732 for a family of four. However, Fredonia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fredonia is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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, Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Fredonia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.