Penn Yan, NY
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Penn Yan is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,014 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Penn Yan is the 314th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Penn Yan was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Penn Yan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Penn Yan is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Penn Yan who work in sales jobs (12.22%), office and administrative support (11.61%), and maintenance occupations (10.39%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Penn Yan spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.40 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Penn Yan are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.02% of adults in Penn Yan having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Penn Yan in 2010 was $21,594, which is low income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,376 for a family of four.

The people who call Penn Yan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Penn Yan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Penn Yan include English, German, Italian, and Danish.

The most common language spoken in Penn Yan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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