Bedford Hills, NY
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Bedford Hills is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,101 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bedford Hills is the 463rd largest community in New York.

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

Bedford Hills is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bedford Hills is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bedford Hills who work in maintenance occupations (25.09%), teaching (10.97%), and sales jobs (10.46%).

Bedford Hills’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

In Bedford Hills, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.85 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Bedford Hills, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Bedford Hills is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The overall education level of Bedford Hills citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.93% of adults in Bedford Hills have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bedford Hills in 2010 was $28,746, 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 $114,984 for a family of four. However, Bedford Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bedford Hills is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bedford Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bedford Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bedford Hills also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 41.89% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bedford Hills include German, Irish, English, and Norwegian.

In addition, Bedford Hills has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.60%).

The most common language spoken in Bedford Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.