Bronxville, NY
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Living in Bronxville


Bronxville is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,440 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bronxville is the 271st largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Bronxville was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

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

Bronxville is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 97.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bronxville is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bronxville who work in management occupations (20.95%), sales jobs (20.15%), and business and financial occupations (11.12%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Bronxville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.79% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Bronxville is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Bronxville 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, Bronxville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Bronxville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bronxville, the average commute to work is 38.42 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of Bronxville’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

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

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bronxville. 80.89% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bronxville in 2010 was $114,845, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $459,380 for a family of four.

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

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bronxville's cultural character, accounting for 15.84% of the village’s population.

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