Scotia, NY

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Scotia profile

Living in Scotia

Scotia is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,654 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Scotia is the 231st largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Scotia was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Scotia is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scotia is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Scotia who work in office and administrative support (18.45%), sales jobs (12.94%), and management occupations (7.50%).

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

In terms of college education, Scotia is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.42% of adults in Scotia have a college degree.

The per capita income in Scotia in 2010 was $30,465, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,860 for a family of four. However, Scotia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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