Pittsford is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,336 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Pittsford is the 668th largest community in New York. Pittsford has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Pittsford is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 96.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pittsford is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pittsford who work in management occupations (21.21%), teaching (13.95%), and sales jobs (12.28%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.91% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Pittsford is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Pittsford is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Pittsford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, Pittsford is a pretty powerful place. 71.25% of the adults in Pittsford 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 Pittsford in 2010 was $60,512, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $242,048 for a family of four.
The people who call Pittsford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pittsford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pittsford include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Pittsford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.