Penfield, NY
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Penfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,163 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Penfield is the 85th largest community in New York.

Penfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.36% 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 office and administrative support (12.39%), management occupations (12.10%), and sales jobs (10.64%).

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.

If knowledge is power, Penfield is a pretty powerful place. 50.97% 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 $37,318, 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 $149,272 for a family of four.

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, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Penfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Russian.