Watkins Glen is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,859 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Watkins Glen is the 586th largest community in New York. Watkins Glen has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Watkins Glen is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Watkins Glen is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Watkins Glen who work in food service (14.01%), sales jobs (11.84%), and personal care services (9.90%).
Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.17 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of Watkins Glen citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.04% of adults in Watkins Glen have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Watkins Glen in 2010 was $22,986, 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 $91,944 for a family of four. However, Watkins Glen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Watkins Glen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Watkins Glen residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Watkins Glen include German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Watkins Glen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.