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 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.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Brookville. 76.19% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.