Solvay, NY
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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.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Solvay is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.87%), sales jobs (12.14%), and maintenance occupations (7.03%).

The citizens of Solvay are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.36% of adults in Solvay having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Solvay in 2010 was $25,736, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,944 for a family of four. However, Solvay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Solvay is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Solvay include Irish, German, Polish, and French .

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