Briarcliff Manor, NY
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Briarcliff Manor is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,028 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Briarcliff Manor is the 223rd largest community in New York.

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

Briarcliff Manor is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 96.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Briarcliff Manor is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Briarcliff Manor who work in management occupations (19.93%), office and administrative support (14.14%), and healthcare (11.41%).

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

Also of interest is that Briarcliff Manor has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.09% 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.

Briarcliff Manor is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Briarcliff Manor enrolled in college, Briarcliff Manor has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Briarcliff Manor is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Briarcliff Manor’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Briarcliff Manor, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.86 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 Briarcliff Manor, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Briarcliff Manor is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Briarcliff Manor is a pretty powerful place. 70.38% of the adults in Briarcliff Manor 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 Briarcliff Manor in 2010 was $76,256, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $305,024 for a family of four.

Briarcliff Manor is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Briarcliff Manor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Briarcliff Manor residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Briarcliff Manor include Irish, Russian, German, and English.

The most common language spoken in Briarcliff Manor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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