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. Much of the housing stock in Gowanda was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages, Gowanda isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gowanda are a mix of both white- and blue-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 teaching (7.72%), personal care services (6.75%), and healthcare suport services (6.58%).

The percentage of adults in Gowanda with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.32% of adults in Gowanda have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gowanda in 2010 was $23,873, 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 $95,492 for a family of four. However, Gowanda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Native 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 Spanish.