Greenfield Center is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,004 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Greenfield Center is the 218th largest community in New York.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greenfield Center is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greenfield Center is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenfield Center who work in business and financial occupations (13.14%), office and administrative support (10.56%), and teaching (10.15%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Greenfield Center, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.71% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Greenfield Center is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Greenfield Center’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Being a small town, Greenfield Center does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Greenfield Center citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.37% of adults in Greenfield Center have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Greenfield Center in 2018 was $50,449, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,796 for a family of four. However, Greenfield Center contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Greenfield Center home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greenfield Center residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Greenfield Center include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Greenfield Center is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.