Greenfield Center, NY
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Greenfield Center is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,024 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Greenfield Center is the 227th 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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenfield Center who work in sales jobs (11.47%), office and administrative support (10.01%), and teaching (8.76%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.36% 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.

Overall, Greenfield Center’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Greenfield Center has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Greenfield Center has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Greenfield Center than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Greenfield Center may be for you.

The population of Greenfield Center is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.58% of adults in Greenfield Center have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greenfield Center in 2010 was $33,757, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,028 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Greenfield Center include German, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Greenfield Center is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.

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