Massena is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,629 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Massena is the 172nd largest community in New York.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Massena is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Massena is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Massena who work in office and administrative support (16.16%), sales jobs (13.31%), and teaching (9.22%).
One of the benefits of Massena is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.98 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The population of Massena overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Massena, 21.90% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Massena in 2010 was $21,299, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,196 for a family of four. However, Massena contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Massena home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Massena residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Massena include Irish, French Canadian, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Massena is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Urdu.