Pittsford, NY
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Pittsford is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,350 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 94.86% 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 (23.41%), sales jobs (11.50%), and healthcare (10.42%).

Also of interest is that Pittsford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Pittsford is also a village of artists. Pittsford has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pittsford’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Pittsford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.70% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.15 minutes getting to work every day.

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 70.32% 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 $51,908, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,632 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pittsford include German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Pittsford is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.