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 88.95% 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 sales jobs (14.13%), management occupations (13.14%), and healthcare (10.30%).
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.
Because of many things, Penfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Penfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Penfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Penfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, Penfield is a pretty powerful place. 53.21% of the adults in Penfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Penfield in 2010 was $41,557, 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 $166,228 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 Spanish.