Pomona, NY
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Pomona is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,234 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pomona is the 450th largest community in New York.

Pomona home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Pomona real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Pomona is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pomona is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pomona who work in management occupations (13.47%), sales jobs (13.41%), and healthcare (10.45%).

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

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.26% 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.

Pomona 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, Pomona’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Pomona is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pomona, the average commute to work is 34.95 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small village, Pomona has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Pomona, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Pomona is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.15% 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 Pomona in 2010 was $46,228, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,912 for a family of four. However, Pomona contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pomona is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Pomona home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pomona residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pomona also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.01% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pomona include Polish, Russian, German, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pomona's cultural character, accounting for 21.97% of the village’s population.

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