Rye, NH
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Living in Rye


Rye is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 5,543 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rye is the 68th largest community in New Hampshire.

Rye home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Rye real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Rye is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rye is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rye who work in sales jobs (19.24%), management occupations (16.28%), and business and financial occupations (11.23%).

Of important note, Rye is also a town of artists. Rye has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rye’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 19.82% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In addition, Rye is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Rye is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rye a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rye has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rye’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Rye is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Being a small town, Rye does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

If knowledge is power, Rye is a pretty powerful place. 60.51% of the adults in Rye have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Rye in 2018 was $78,448, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $313,792 for a family of four.

The people who call Rye home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rye residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rye include Irish, English, Italian, French, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Rye is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.