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. Penn Yan has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Penn Yan is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.43%), maintenance occupations (11.26%), and teaching (8.37%).
One of the benefits of Penn Yan is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.28 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The population of Penn Yan overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Penn Yan, 22.24% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Penn Yan in 2010 was $20,865, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,460 for a family of four. However, Penn Yan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Dutch, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Penn Yan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.