The small town of Downsville, New York is home to just under 1,000 people. Retirees will fit right in, as they account for 27% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 47, are notably older than most cities in New York. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 82% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $477/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Downsville will save around $9,600 compared to the state average.
There are three primary industries in Downsville: education, public administration, and construction. Combined, these industries make up 24% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, making it the top profession in the town. Downsville workers take home an average annual income of just over $56K, around $24,000 less than the New York average. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Downsville has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 12% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Downsville has an average commute time of about 24 minutes, quicker than the state average of about 38 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 43% of workers, while public transit is not used extensively. Walking (3%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number exceeds the national average.
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