Scotia, NY
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Scotia is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,727 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Scotia is the 231st largest community in New York. Scotia 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, Scotia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Scotia is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scotia who work in office and administrative support (20.38%), sales jobs (12.64%), and teaching (7.90%).

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.

The overall education level of Scotia citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.36% of adults in Scotia have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Scotia in 2010 was $26,853, 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 $107,412 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 Italian, German, English, and French .

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