Gowanda is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,547 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gowanda is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gowanda is a village of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gowanda who work in healthcare suport services (13.59%), healthcare (8.90%), and sales jobs (8.57%).
One downside of living in Gowanda, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.26 minutes every day commuting to work.
Gowanda is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Gowanda are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.54% of adults in Gowanda have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Gowanda in 2018 was $29,807, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,228 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Gowanda include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Gowanda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.