Canandaigua, NY

Canandaigua profile

Living in Canandaigua

Canandaigua is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,576 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Canandaigua is the 174th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Canandaigua was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Canandaigua isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Canandaigua are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Canandaigua is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canandaigua who work in food service (13.98%), management occupations (12.05%), and sales jobs (10.49%).

Also of interest is that Canandaigua has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Canandaigua citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.71% of adults in Canandaigua have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Canandaigua in 2018 was $36,083, 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 $144,332 for a family of four. However, Canandaigua contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Canandaigua home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Canandaigua residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Canandaigua include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

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