Penfield, NY
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Penfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,201 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.

Because of many things, Penfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Penfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Penfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Penfield is a pretty powerful place. 54.35% 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 $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.