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 95.62% 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 (18.42%), sales jobs (17.77%), and office and administrative support (15.58%).

A relatively large number of people in Brookville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.40% 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Brookville is a pretty powerful place. 76.16% 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 $69,870, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $279,480 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 Irish, Russian, Polish, and Eastern European.

In addition, Brookville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.37%).

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