Gasport is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,238 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gasport is the 689th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Gasport was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gasport is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 57.55% of the Gasport workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gasport is a town of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gasport who work in management occupations (13.57%), sales jobs (9.85%), and food service (8.10%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Gasport has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gasport a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Gasport is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Gasport, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 0.97% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Gasport is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Gasport has a very low overall level of education: only 9.31% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Gasport in 2010 was $20,129, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,516 for a family of four.
The people who call Gasport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gasport residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Gasport include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Gasport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.