Chappaqua, NY
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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. Chappaqua has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 96.58% 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 management occupations (19.73%), teaching (19.18%), and sales jobs (13.01%).

Also of interest is that Chappaqua has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Chappaqua is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Chappaqua 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, Chappaqua really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chappaqua 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.

In Chappaqua, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.71 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. In addition, the town is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

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. 87.80% 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 2010 was $85,313, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $341,252 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, English, Ukrainian, and German.

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