Brookville, NY
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Brookville is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,566 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 96.45% 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 (20.46%), sales jobs (18.87%), and office and administrative support (16.02%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.27% 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.

Because of many things, Brookville is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brookville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brookville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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. 75.44% 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 $79,825, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $319,300 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, German, and Polish.

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