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. Bronxville has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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.

In Bronxville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.42 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 addition, the village is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Even though Bronxville is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Bronxville is a pretty powerful place. 80.89% of the adults in Bronxville 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 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.

In addition, Bronxville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.84%).

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