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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.38% 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 with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Brookville to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Brookville is a pretty powerful place. 76.07% of the adults in Brookville 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 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.