Penfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,085 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Penfield is the 85th largest community in New York.
Penfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Penfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Penfield who work in management occupations (13.68%), sales jobs (12.29%), and healthcare (10.97%).
Also of interest is that Penfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Penfield 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, Penfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Penfield, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Penfield is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.35% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Penfield in 2010 was $40,435, 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 $161,740 for a family of four. However, Penfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Penfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Penfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Penfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Penfield include Italian, German, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Penfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Polish.