Black River, a small town in New York, has a population of just over 1,000. Families with young children can expect to feel welcome, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just under 35, skews decidedly younger than most cities in New York. A slim majority of residents own their homes (54%) as opposed to renting (46%) in Black River. With a relatively low average rent of $1,142 a month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in New York. Each month, renters in Black River will pay around $138 less compared to the state average.
Black River has a high number of residents older than 25 who possess an Associate's degree (12%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Five percent of the population in Black River works in education, making it the most common industry. With an average annual income of about $66,000, Black River workers earn about $14,000 less than the average New York resident. Black River's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
Black River residents have an average commute of about 18 minutes, shorter than the New York average of about 38 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, selected by 38% of commuters, while public transit is not used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
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