Brookville is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,939 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brookville is the 478th 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 96.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brookville is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookville who work in management occupations (22.40%), teaching (18.60%), and sales jobs (10.93%).
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: 17.54% 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.
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Brookville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.34 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.
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 78.30% 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 2018 was $101,078, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $404,312 for a family of four.
Brookville is an extremely 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. Brookville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.56% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brookville include Italian, Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.
Brookville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.70%.
The most common language spoken in Brookville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.