Port Leyden, NY


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Port Leyden is a tiny village located in the state of New York. With a population of 668 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Port Leyden is the 792nd largest community in New York. Port Leyden has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Port Leyden is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port Leyden is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Leyden who work in sales jobs (16.55%), teaching (10.79%), and office and administrative support (10.07%).

The overall crime rate in Port Leyden is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Being a small village, Port Leyden does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The rate of college-level education in Port Leyden is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.43% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Port Leyden in 2010 was $15,792, which is low income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,168 for a family of four.

The people who call Port Leyden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Leyden residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Port Leyden include Irish, French , Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Port Leyden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and German.

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