Chappaqua is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,469 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chappaqua is the 655th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Chappaqua was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Chappaqua home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Chappaqua real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Chappaqua is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chappaqua is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chappaqua who work in teaching (17.00%), management occupations (16.75%), and sales jobs (15.11%).
Of important note, Chappaqua is also a town of artists. Chappaqua has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Chappaqua’s character.
In addition, Chappaqua is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Chappaqua is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Chappaqua 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Chappaqua has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Chappaqua’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Chappaqua is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chappaqua, the average commute to work is 40.93 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small town, Chappaqua 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 Chappaqua. 84.50% 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 Chappaqua in 2018 was $84,129, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $336,516 for a family of four.
Chappaqua is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chappaqua home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chappaqua residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chappaqua include Italian, Irish, Russian, Ukrainian, and English.
Chappaqua also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.60%.
The most common language spoken in Chappaqua is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Russian.