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 88.33% 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 (24.38%), sales jobs (9.38%), and teaching (8.33%).

Overall, Bedford Hills’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

One downside of living in Bedford Hills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.46 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 education level of Bedford Hills citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.11% of adults in Bedford Hills have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bedford Hills in 2010 was $28,485, 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 $113,940 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Bedford Hills, accounting for 46.81% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Bedford Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bedford Hills include German, Irish, Norwegian, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bedford Hills's cultural character, accounting for 35.31% of the town’s population.

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