Pittsford, NY
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Pittsford is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,341 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Pittsford is the 668th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Pittsford was built prior to World War II, 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%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.91% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Pittsford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Pittsford a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Pittsford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Pittsford’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Pittsford, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Pittsford is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 71.25% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

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.