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. Much of the housing stock in Port Leyden was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Port Leyden is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.77% of the Port Leyden workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Port Leyden is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Leyden who work in sales jobs (16.60%), teaching (10.04%), and personal care services (8.11%).

Port Leyden’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

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

In Port Leyden, just 11.79% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Port Leyden in 2010 was $15,881, which is low income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,524 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 French , Italian, Irish, and Polish.

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

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