Gowanda, NY
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Gowanda is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,636 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gowanda is the 487th largest community in New York. Gowanda has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Gowanda is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gowanda is a village of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gowanda who work in healthcare suport services (8.93%), food service (7.88%), and healthcare (6.83%).

The citizens of Gowanda are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.76% of adults in Gowanda have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Gowanda in 2010 was $21,314, 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 $85,256 for a family of four. However, Gowanda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gowanda is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Gowanda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gowanda residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gowanda include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Gowanda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Tagalog.