Macedon, NY
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Macedon is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,479 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Macedon is the 646th largest community in New York.

Macedon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Macedon is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Macedon who work in office and administrative support (15.37%), teaching (10.44%), and management occupations (10.21%).

Also of interest is that Macedon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Macedon is also a village of artists. Macedon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Macedon’s character.

Because of many things, Macedon is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Macedon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Macedon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Macedon citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.79% of adults in Macedon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Macedon in 2010 was $28,212, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,848 for a family of four. However, Macedon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Macedon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.