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. Much of the housing stock in Watkins Glen was built prior to World War II, 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, 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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Watkins Glen who work in food service (15.29%), sales jobs (12.82%), and personal care services (10.60%).
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 19.06 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Watkins Glen citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.29% of adults in Watkins Glen have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Watkins Glen in 2010 was $23,574, 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 $94,296 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Watkins Glen include Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Watkins Glen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.