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 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.

Brookville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Brookville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Despite being a small village, Brookville has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Brookville. 76.16% 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 $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.