In the Town of Concord and Village of Springville, poverty is on the decline and the total population is growing slightly. Despite low crime and improving graduation rates, many children, single parents, and young adults live in poverty. Strategies to promote local economic growth, workforce training, and transportation options could enhance access to higher-paying jobs and other opportunities for community residents.

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Since 2011, the total population grew slightly and the number in or near poverty fell by 10%.

Vulnerable populations, % living in poverty, 2017

About 11% of children are in poverty. Children of single parents are more likely to live in poverty.

Source: American Community Survey.

Nearly a third of single parents in Springville-Concord live in poverty. This is slightly lower than the regional rate.

Source: American Community Survey.

With a poverty rate of 12%, young adults in this community are somewhat less likely to live in poverty than the region overall.

Source: American Community Survey.

Married families with children in Springville-Concord are not likely to live in poverty.

Source: American Community Survey.

There are few refugees and immigrants in poverty in Springville-Concord.

Source: American Community Survey.

Springville-Concord’s oldest residents are less likely to live in poverty than children, young adults, and single parents.

Source: American Community Survey.


The top 10 employers make up over half of the community’s jobs. They provide jobs in tourism, retail, health care, education and manufacturing.

Top 10 Employers, 2019
Rank Employer
#1 Kissing Bridge
#2 Walmart Supercenter
#3 Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District
#4 Bertrand Chaffee Hospital
#5 Lowes Home Improvement
#6 Beatty Brass Co Inc.
#7 Peerless-Winsmith Inc.
#8 Horschel Brothers Precision
#9 Fiddlers Green Manor Home
#10 Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home

Source: Various. See Data Sources and Notes.

Only about 25% of jobs pay over $40k/yr. Many jobs in retail and tourism can be part time or seasonal.

Jobs by Income Level, 2015
Springville-Concord Buffalo Niagara
Total Jobs 3,930 547,851
<$15k/yr 1,493
$15k-$40k/yr 1,460
>$40k/yr 977

Source: US Census Bureau, LEHD.


Adults with college education earn up to 90% more than those with a high school diploma.

With graduation rates at 93%, most residents have a high school diploma or more.


Renters are more likely to be cost-burdened than homeowners, even though rents are low.

  • Home values in Springville-Concord are slightly higher than they are regionally.

    Median Home Value, 2017


    Source: American Community Survey
  • Monthly rents in the community are relatively low compared to the region.

    Median Rent, 2017


    Source: American Community Survey


Older adults are less likely to have a car. This may create barriers to programs and services, especially if they live outside the village.

Households Without Vehicles, 2017
  • 5%
    UNDER 65 yr
  • 9%
    OVER 65 yr
Source: American Community Survey.

Without access to public transit, Springville-Concord residents rely on cars to get around. 95% of workers drive alone or carpool to work.


Springville-Concord is becoming safer. The violent crime rate decreased 64% since 2010.

Property crime rates declined by 38% from 2010 to 2017.

Juvenile arrests are at a 5-year low. There were half as many in 2017 as in 2013.

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