Brookville, NY
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Brookville is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,614 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 97.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brookville is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookville who work in management occupations (21.53%), sales jobs (15.40%), and office and administrative support (11.43%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Brookville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.38% 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.

Brookville is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Brookville to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Brookville. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Brookville.

Brookville 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, Brookville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Even though Brookville 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.

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 76.07% 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 $94,367, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $377,468 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 Italian, Russian, Irish, Polish, and German.

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