Solvay is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,425 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Solvay is the 263rd largest community in New York. Solvay has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Solvay is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Solvay is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Solvay who work in office and administrative support (17.01%), sales jobs (11.21%), and maintenance occupations (6.61%).
Also of interest is that Solvay has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Solvay is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.81% of adults 25 and older in Solvay have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Solvay in 2010 was $24,767, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,068 for a family of four. However, Solvay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Solvay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Solvay residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Solvay include Irish, German, French , and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Solvay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Spanish.