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. 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (20.48%), sales jobs (12.95%), and teaching (9.00%).

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 is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.46% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Scotia in 2010 was $26,785, 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 $107,140 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 German, Italian, English, and French .

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