Cazenovia, NY

Cazenovia profile

Living in Cazenovia

Cazenovia is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,767 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cazenovia is the 474th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Cazenovia was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Cazenovia is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cazenovia is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cazenovia who work in sales jobs (16.97%), management occupations (12.72%), and food service (12.07%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.05% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Cazenovia is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Cazenovia area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Cazenovia maintain a good economy.

For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Cazenovia. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Cazenovia.

The education level of Cazenovia ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Cazenovia, 48.63% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Cazenovia in 2018 was $30,387, 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 $121,548 for a family of four. However, Cazenovia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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