Brookville, NY
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Brookville is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,596 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brookville is the 418th largest community in New York.

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

Brookville is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brookville is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookville who work in management occupations (19.45%), sales jobs (17.05%), and office and administrative support (14.47%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.53% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Brookville is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Brookville area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Brookville maintain a good economy.

Because of many things, Brookville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Brookville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Brookville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Brookville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Brookville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Brookville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 76.19% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Brookville in 2010 was $79,273, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $317,092 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Brookville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.