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 91.14% 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 (15.95%), healthcare (14.18%), and sales jobs (12.96%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Pomona telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.71% 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.

Because of many things, Pomona is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Pomona 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, Pomona has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Pomona’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Pomona, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.52 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

If knowledge is power, Pomona is a pretty powerful place. 56.67% of the adults in Pomona 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 Pomona in 2010 was $50,807, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,228 for a family of four.

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 10.13% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pomona include Irish, Russian, Haitian, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pomona's cultural character, accounting for 25.36% of the village’s population.

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