Medusa is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,853 people and just one neighborhood, Medusa is the 590th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Medusa was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Medusa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Medusa is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Medusa who work in management occupations (15.77%), office and administrative support (10.64%) and maintenance occupations (7.33%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Medusa has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Medusa is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Medusa’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Medusa’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Medusa is worth considering.
One downside of living in Medusa is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Medusa, the average commute to work is 37.28 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.